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

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 nominated 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 Spanish language arts and reading (SLAR) and English as a Second Language TEKS. Information regarding the English language arts and reading TEKS review is available on the English language arts and reading TEKS webpage.

New English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS Adopted by State Board of Education

Kindergarten–Grade 8

The State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval on May 10, 2017, to new English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for Kindergarten–8 to be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

High School

The SBOE gave final approval on June 23, 2017, to new English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for high school. The new high school TEKS will be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2020-2021 school year

The new K - 12 TEKS are available on the TEA rules page with "Adopted 2017" in the title.

19 TAC Chapter 110. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading

19 TAC Chapter 128. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language

Vertical Alignment Documents

The following vertical alignment documents were created to reflect the alignment of the new English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS across grade levels, Kindergarten – Grade 12. 

 Vertical alignment: K-12 English language arts and reading TEKS, Adopted 2017 (PDF, 236KB) 

 Vertical alignment: K-12 Spanish language arts and reading TEKS, Adopted 2017 (PDF, 236KB)

High School Amendments to be Considered at Second Reading 

The following amendments are to be considered by the SBOE on Friday, June 23, 2017, for second reading and final adoption of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School, are posted below.

Approved by Committee of the Full Board 

Amendments to proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School (PDF, 978KB)

Amendments to proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School  (PDF, 967KB)

Amendments to be Considered

§110.36

Change English I, §110.36(7)(D)(ii) from amended “organizational design and thesis” back to the language from first reading, “multiple organizational patterns within a text to develop the thesis.

K-8 Amendments to be Considered at Second Reading 

Amendments to be considered by the SBOE on Friday, April 21, 2017, for second reading and final adoption of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter A, Elementary, and Subchapter B, Middle School, and 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, are available here

Vertical Alignment Document

The following vertical alignment document was created to reflect the alignment of the proposed revisions to the Spanish language arts and reading TEKS across grade levels, Kindergarten – Grade 12. The SBOE requested that TEA staff apply adjustments made to the Kindergarten – Grade 8 TEKS at the January/February 2017 meeting to the proposed revisions to the high school TEKS as appropriate. The vertical alignment documents reflect these adjustments.

Vertical alignment: Spanish language arts and reading recommendations (PDF, 1,127KB) 

Recommendations for Consideration at First Reading (January 2017)

The SBOE asked that the SBOE-appointed English and Spanish language arts and reading expert reviewers develop recommendations on the English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS. 

The following documents reflect recommendations for the Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language TEKS for consideration for first reading and filing authorization at the January/February SBOE meeting.

Subchapter A, Elementary (PDF, 678KB)

Subchapter B, Middle School (PDF, 708KB)

Subchapter C, High School (PDF, 711KB)

Expert Reviewer Recommendations (December 2016)

The following document reflects the vertical alignment of the expert reviewers’ recommendations for the Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language TEKS across grade levels, Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Vertical alignment: Spanish language arts and reading recommendations (PDF, 1.37MB)  

Preliminary Expert Reviewer Recommendations (November 2016)

The following document reflects the expert reviewers’ preliminary recommendations for the Spanish and English as a Second Language TEKS. 

Preliminary Spanish language arts and reading recommendations (PDF, 831KB)  

Final Recommendations for Revisions to the Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language TEKS

The following documents reflect the TEKS review committees' final draft recommendations for revisions to the Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language TEKS.

Final Recommendations (April 2016)

Spanish language arts and reading, Kindergarten-Grade (PDF, 1,92MB)
Spanish language arts and reading, Grades 3 – 6 (PDF, 2.12MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language, ESOL (PDF, 1,55MB)  

Vertical Alignment Documents

The vertical alignment documents indicate the alignment of the TEKS review committees’ final recommendations for Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language across grade levels, Kindergarten – Grade 12 and are organized by strand.

Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills (PDF, 1.0MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 2: Comprehension (PDF, 1.0MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 3: Response (PDF, 1.0MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 4: Collaboration (PDF, 999KB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 5: Multiple Genres  (PDF, 1.02MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 6: Author's Purpose and Craft (PDF, 1.0MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 7: Composition and Presentation (PDF, 1.0MB)
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 8: Inquiry and Research (PDF, 1.0MB)

Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language TEKS April 2016 SBOE Meeting Supporting Documents

The documents below were created as supporting documents for the Spanish language arts and reading TEKS review process. The vertical alignment documents indicate the alignment of the TEKS review committees’ draft recommendations across grade levels, Kindergarten – Grade 12 and are organized by strand.

Vertical Alignment Documents

Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 2: Comprehension (PDF, 982KB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 3: Response (PDF, 960KB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 4: Collaboration (PDF, 960KB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 5: Multiple Genres  (PDF, 512KB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 6: Author's Purpose and Craft (PDF, 1.05MB) 
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 7: Composition and Presentation
Spanish language arts and reading, Strand 8: Inquiry and Research (PDF, 979KB)      

First Drafts of Recommendations for Revisions to the Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language TEKS

The drafts below were developed by the Spanish language arts and reading TEKS review committees appointed by members of the SBOE. The documents labeled "color-coded" show the committees' proposed additions, deletions, and revisions to the current Spanish language arts and reading TEKS. The documents labeled "draft recommendations" represent a clean version of the draft of committees' recommendations if the recommendations were to be approved. Click on each item below to download a PDF.

First Drafts of Recommendations (November 2015)

Kindergarten - Grade 2 
Kindergarten-Grade 2 SLAR Color-Coded Draft (PDF, 1.22MB)
Kindergarten SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 6.66KB)
Grade 1 SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 90.6KB)
Grade 2 SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 83.1KB)

Grades 3 - 6
SLAR Grades 3-6 Color-Coded Draft (PDF, 2.2MB)
Grade 3 SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 155KB)
Grade 4 SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 133KB)
Grade 5 SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 286KB)
Grade 6 SLAR Draft Recommendations (PDF, 284KB)

High School
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) I-II Color-Coded Draft (PDF, 1.67MB)
ESOL I Draft Recommendations (PDF, 580KB)
ESOL II Draft Recommendations (PDF, 721KB)

SBOE Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS Review Committees

The following list includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on the Spanish language arts and reading TEKS review committees. The Spanish language arts and reading TEKS review committees are expected to begin work in fall 2015.

Kindergarten – Grade 6 Spanish language arts and reading TEKS review committees (PDF, 95KB)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) I – II TEKS review committee (PDF, 86KB)

SBOE SLAR TEKS Expert Reviewers

Information related to the SBOE-nominated expert reviewers for the Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language TEKS is available at this webpage.