Resources for the Revised English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS

In 2017, the State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted revisions to the English and Spanish language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten - grade 12. This page provides resources to assist parents and teachers in the transition to the revised English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for kindergarten-grade 8, which will be implemented in 2019-2020 school year, and grades 9-12, which will be implemented in 2020-2021 school year.

Curriculum Standards 

The following sites provide access to the TEKS for English language arts and reading and Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language (ESL).

English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) includes current and revised TEKS to be implemented in K-8 beginning with school year 2019-2020 and in grades 9-12 beginning with school year 2020-2021.

Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) includes current and revised TEKS to be implemented in K-8 beginning with school year 2019-2020 and in grades 9-12 beginning with school year 2020-2021.

Assessed Curriculum for Transition Years

Instruction in the revised 2017 reading language arts (RLA) TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8 began with the 2019-2020 school year. A two-year RLA assessment transition for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) will include only items that assess overlap content in both the old 2009 and revised 2017 standards. The following documents identify the overlap standards for grades 3-8.
 

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)

 

Side-by-Side Comparison Documents 

Due to questions and feedback received regarding the revised TEKS, the side-by-side comparison documents for English and Spanish language arts and reading are being updated to clarify language. To receive updates regarding reading and language arts TEKS resources and other information, sign up for the English Language Arts and Reading listserv announcements at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXTEA/subscriber/new