Languages Other than English Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

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 the review committees. This page provides information regarding the review and revision of the languages other than English (LOTE) TEKS adopted in 2014.

LOTE TEKS, Adopted 2014

The SBOE approved the revised TEKS for adoption in April 2014. The revised TEKS are available on the TEA rules page with “Adopted 2014” noted in the title (Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II, Chapter 114. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other than English).

Final Recommendations for Revisions to the LOTE TEKS (October 2013)

The drafts below were developed by the LOTE TEKS review committees that were appointed by members of the SBOE:

American Sign Language (PDF, 1,409 KB) 

Discovering Languages and Cultures (PDF, 972 KB) 

LOTE, Elementary and Middle School (PDF, 793 KB) 

LOTE, Levels I-IV (PDF, 1,261 KB) 

LOTE, Levels V-VII ( PDF, 1,176 KB) 

First Drafts of Recommendations for Revisions to the LOTE TEKS (September 2013)

The drafts below were developed by the languages other than English TEKS review committees that were appointed by members of the SBOE.  Click on each item below to download a PDF:

American Sign Language (PDF, 725 KB)

Discovering Languages and Cultures (PDF, 606 KB)

LOTE, Elementary and Middle School (PDF, 491 KB)

LOTE, Levels I-IV (PDF, 1.04 MB)

LOTE, Levels V-VII (PDF, 837 KB) 

SBOE LOTE TEKS Review Committees

The following document includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on LOTE TEKS review committees. LOTE TEKS review committees began work on the LOTE TEKS in June 2013:

LOTE TEKS Review Committees (PDF, 104 KB)

SBOE-Appointed LOTE Expert Reviewers

The following list includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve as content expert reviewers for the revision of the LOTE TEKS:

Arlene Garcia Gunderson
Director, Gallaudet University Regional Center Southwest
Austin Community College

Dr. María Luisa Pérez-Bernardo
Associate Professor, Modern Languages
University of Dallas

 

Contact Information
Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.texas.gov
(512) 463-9581