This page provides information on curriculum, assessment, and rules. We welcome any
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The Curriculum Division social studies team
provides direction and leadership to the social
studies program, Kindergarten through grade 12.
The social studies team does the following:
- Assists districts statewide
with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for
- Collaborates with the Division of Student Assessment to develop state social studies assessments
- Assists the Instructional
Materials and Educational Technology Division (IMET) in overseeing the textbook
adoption process for K-12 social studies
state certifications related to Social Studies with the State Board for
Educator Certification (SBEC)
The social studies team provides on-going
communication with the field about current issues in social
studies curriculum and policy interpretations related to graduation
requirements in 19 TAC Chapter 74.
statewide professional development courses on social studies TEKS online through Project Share.
The following resources provide more information to support educators:
Personal Financial Literacy List of Approved Materials
TEKS for Economics (TAC Chapter 118)
TEKS for Social Studies (TAC Chapter 113)
Educator Certification Rule
Student Assessment Division