The Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II, Chapter 110 required that school districts begin implementing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills September 1, 1998. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills identify what our students should know and be able to do at every grade and in every content area.
Education Service Center, Region 20 offers training and customized technical assistance that supports districts, administrators and teachers as they implement a TEKS-based curriculum.
From Kindergarten to College & Career-English & Spanish Language Arts & Reading:
TEKS by grade level and subject
English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR) TEKS Vertical Alignment
Updated October 2009
Spanish Language Arts & Reading (SLAR) TEKS Vertical Alignment
Implemented in 2009-2010
The State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval on May 10, 2017, to new English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for Kindergarten–8 to be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The new K–8 ELAR TEKS are available on the TEA rules page with “Adopted 2017" in the title. The SBOE gave final approval on June 23, 2017, to new English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for high school. The new high school TEKS will be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The new ELAR TEKS are available on the TEA rules page with “Adopted 2017" in the title. View the new ELAR TEKS.
English Language Proficiency Standard (ELPS)
College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)
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