2021-2022 Social Studies TEKS Review

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has authority for the review and adoption of 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 review work groups. This page provides information regarding the 2021–2022 review and revision of the TEKS for kindergarten-grade 12 social studies.

Announcements

SBOE Direction on Social Studies Framework
for Kindergarten – Grade 8

At its April meeting, the SBOE provided additional direction to its work groups regarding recommendations for revision to the kindergarten – grade 8 TEKS.

These slides include an overview that was presented at the April 6, 2022 SBOE meeting. The following one-pager provides an overview of the proposed K-8 framwork.

K-8 Social Studies Framework--One-pager

Social Studies TEKS Review Work Groups

The SBOE's process calls for separate work groups. Nominations to serve on TEKS review work groups will be made throughout the review process. The following list includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on the social studies TEKS review work groups.

SBOE Social Studies TEKS Review Work Groups

SBOE Social Studies TEKS Review Work Group Drafts

Social Studies Work Group Application

The SBOE is now accepting applications to serve on social studies TEKS review work groups. The SBOE's TEKS review and revision process calls for multiple, separate work groups. Applicants do not need to be educators to apply. Please enter information in the application that best reflects your experience. A link is provided below to the application.

Social Studies Work Group Application 

Work Groups

Throughout the revision process, applications are submitted to SBOE members for their review and approval. TEA then builds work groups from the pool of approved applicants and notifies selected applicants of their invitation to serve on a work group.

  • Work group members will be expected to complete an online orientation session prior to their work group meeting.
  • Work group members may be asked to complete pre-work exercises prior to their meeting.
  • Work group members may be asked to provide invited testimony at SBOE meetings.

Questions related to the application for the social studies TEKS review and revision process can be directed to teks@tea.texas.gov.

Social Studies TEKS Review Content Advisors

Information related to the SBOE-nominated content advisors for the social studies TEKS review is available on the Social Studies TEKS Review Content Advisors web page.

Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division
teks@tea.texas.gov 
(512) 463-9581