Adopted State Board of Education Rules - Not Yet Effective

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Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter A, Elementary, and Subchapter B, Middle School

Summary: The adopted new sections add new English language arts and reading TEKS for elementary and middle school for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. The new sections were adopted with changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: May 2017)
(Future Effective Date: September 25, 2017)

Text of Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapter B (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School

Summary: The adopted amendments streamline the TEKS for science with an implementation date of the 2018-2019 school year. The amendments were adopted with changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: April 2017)
(Future Effective Date: August 27, 2018)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter C (PDF)


Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter A, Elementary, and Subchapter B, Middle School

Summary: The adopted new sections add new Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language TEKS for elementary and middle school for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. The new sections were adopted with changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: May 2017)
(Future Effective Date: September 25, 2017)

Text of Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 128, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 128, Subchapter B (PDF)

 

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