Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Review and Revision

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review work groups. Subscribe to updates from TEA.  

TEKS Review

In June 2017, the SBOE approved a new process to be used for the review and revision of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The new TEKS review process calls for up to five separate work group meetings and provides multiple opportunities for the public to give feedback on the recommendations of the work groups. The SBOE also approved updates to the TEKS review and instructional materials adoption schedules at the June 2017 meeting.

The following documents provide additional information related to the SBOE's new process and timelines for the review and revision of the TEKS.

TEKS Review Process, 2017 (PDF, 166KB) (Approved June 2017)

State Board of Education TEKS Streamlining Process (PDF, 24KB) (Approved January 2016)

TEKS and Instructional Materials Working Document (PDF, 70KB) (Updated June 2017)

Subject Area Reviews

The following sites provide additional information about the TEKS review and revision process by subject area.

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining

Science TEKS Streamlining

English Language Arts and Reading TEKS Review

Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language TEKS Review

Career and Technical Education TEKS

Languages Other Than English TEKS Review   

Fine Arts TEKS Review

Mathematics TEKS Review

Technology Applications TEKS Review

Social Studies TEKS Review

English Language Arts Electives TEKS Review