school English language arts and reading and English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL) standards, won final approval from State Board of Education
members June 23.
The new high school
TEKS will be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year.
The proposed revisions
to the curriculum standards look significantly different from the existing
standards because they are grouped into new strands, but the concepts remain
The board in May
approved updated English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Hundreds of Texas
educators were involved in the revisions process over the past two and a half
In an effort to bring
even more stakeholders into future review work and to work more efficiently,
the board approved substantial changes to its TEKS review process. The
new process will be used beginning with the next subject area to be
streamlined, which will be social studies.