Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group Drafts

Amendments to be Considered at Second Reading

Amendments to be considered by the SBOE on Friday, November 16, 2018, for second reading and final adoption of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, are available here

 

November 2018 SBOE Meeting

At the September 2018 State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, the SBOE approved for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to streamline the social studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten – grade 8 and five high school courses. The proposed revisions would streamline the social studies TEKS with a recommended implementation date of the 2019-2020 school year. The SBOE is scheduled to consider proposed revisions for second reading and final adoption at its November 2018 meeting.

The following document shows the historical figures that are included in the proposed revisions to the social studies TEKS. The document also indicates changes approved by the SBOE at the September 2018 meeting.

Alphabetized list of all names included with grade level or course designation

Work Group E Drafts

Work Group E Final Recommendations 

Work Group E reconvened for a second meeting in late August 2018 to finalize the work group’s recommendations. The work group made additional changes to streamline the standards and ensure that the final recommendations are vertically aligned. These documents reflect Work Group E's final recommendations to the board.

Click on the items below to download a PDF. Use the bookmarks on the left-hand side of the document to navigate to a specific grade level or course.

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group E Final Recommendations, Elementary - August 2018 (PDF, 1,583 KB)

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group E Final Recommendations, Middle School - August 2018 (PDF, 1,630 KB)

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group E Final Recommendations, High School - August 2018 (PDF, 1,547 KB)

Work Group E Draft Recommendations  

Work Group E reviewed the combined draft recommendations that were presented to the State Board of Education (SBOE) for discussion at the June 2018 SBOE meeting. The work group looked for gaps in content and redundancies across grade levels and courses. The work group also made recommendations to further streamline the social studies TEKS.

The Work Group E draft recommendations are provided below. These documents reflect Work Group E's draft recommendations as of August 4, 2018.

Click on the items below to download a PDF. Use the bookmarks on the left-hand side of the document to navigate to a specific grade level or course.

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group E Draft Recommendations, Elementary - August 2018 (PDF, 1,190 KB)

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group E Draft Recommendations, Middle School - August 2018 (PDF, 1,019 KB)

Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Group E Draft Recommendations, High School - August 2018 (PDF, 1,605 KB)

June 2018 SBOE Meeting

The State Board of Education held a discussion item on the proposed revisions to the social studies TEKS at their June 2018 meeting. The following documents reflect the combined recommendations of Work Groups C and D and are organized by grade level and course. Click on the items below to download a PDF. Use the bookmarks on the left-hand side of the document to navigate to a specific grade level or course.

    Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Draft Recommendations, Elementary - June 2018 (PDF, 1,404 KB)
    Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Draft Recommendations, Middle School - June 2018 (PDF, 1,244 KB)
    Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Draft Recommendations, High School - June 2018 (PDF, 1,565 KB)

    Work Group D Drafts

    Work Group D was tasked with reviewing the recommendations from Work Groups A, B and C and with making recommendations for streamlining student expectations that fall under the strands or courses identified below.

    Work Group D recommendations are provided below. Click on the items below to download a PDF. Use the bookmarks on the left-hand side of the document to navigate to a specific grade level or course.

    Strands

    Culture and Science/Technology/Society Strands, Kindergarten – High School (PDF, 1,279 KB)

    Economics Strand, Kindergarten – High School (PDF, 867 KB)

    Geography Strand, Kindergarten – High School (PDF, 969 KB)

    Government and Citizenship Strands, Kindergarten – High School (PDF, 1,448 KB)

    Social Studies Skills Strand, Kindergarten – High School (PDF, 1,098 KB)

    U.S. Government and Economics Courses

    United States Government, High School Course (PDF, 978 KB)

    Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits, High School Course (PDF, 985 KB)

    Work Group C Drafts

    Work Group C was tasked with reviewing the recommendations from Work Groups A and B and with making recommendations for streamlining student expectations that fall under the strands identified below.

    Work Group C recommendations are provided below. Click on the items below to download a PDF. Use the bookmarks on the left-hand side of the document to navigate to a specific grade level or course.

    Kindergarten – Grade 3 – history strand (PDF, 220KB)

    Texas History, Grades 4 and 7 – history strand (PDF, 247KB)

    Geography, Grade 6 and High School – history and geography strands (PDF, 233KB)

    U.S. History, Grades 5 and 8 and High School – history strand (PDF, 400KB) 

    World History Studies – history strand (PDF, 243KB)

    Work Group B Drafts

    Based on a recommendation from Work Group A, Work Group B was asked to evaluate the list of historical figures in each grade level and course that contain historical figures. Work group members developed a rubric to use for their evaluation. The Work Group B rubric is provided below. Click on the item below to download a PDF.

    Historical Figures Rubric (PDF, 382KB) 

    Work Group A Drafts

    Work Group A completed recommendations for future work groups based on results of the social studies streamlining survey and feedback from Education Service Centers (ESCs) on the scope of the current TEKS. Work Group A drafts are provided below. Click on each item below to download a PDF.

    Kindergarten–Grade 4 (PDF, 847KB)

    Grade 5 (PDF, 1840KB)

    Grade 6 (PDF, 1760KB)

    Grade 7 (PDF, 1803KB)

    Grade 8 (PDF, 1870KB)

    World Geography Studies (PDF, 1228KB)

    World History Studies (PDF, 639KB)

    United States History Studies Since 1877 (PDF, 1772KB)

    U.S. Government (PDF, 691KB)

    Economics (PDF, 729KB)