Health Education TEKS Review

Information related to the SBOE-nominated content advisors for the health education TEKS review is available at this webpage. 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 the review work groups. This page provides information regarding the 2019 review and revision of the TEKS for health education. 

Information regarding the physical education TEKS review is available on the physical education TEKS review web page.

In preparation for the revision of the health education TEKS, the SBOE requested that the commissioner prepare a study of current health education research and state standards, including national best practices, that would be used as a guide to begin the SBOE’s processes to review and consider revising the health education TEKS.

Commissioner’s Health TEKS Study Recommendations

Announcements

SBOE Update

The SBOE will not conduct a special meeting in May as originally contemplated in order to allow sufficient time for the following:

  • Work Group E, tasked with vertical and horizontal alignment and eliminating duplication, to complete their work
  • Content advisors to provide feedback on the draft recommendations
  • Members of the public to review draft recommendations in advance of the first public hearing and
    discussion of the proposed revisions

The timeline for adoptions of revisions to the TEKS is as follows:

  • Discussion and public hearing – June 29-July 2nd scheduled meeting
  • 1st reading and public hearing – September meeting
  • 2nd reading and final adoption – November meeting

This adjustment will have no impact on implementation dates or the proclamation for health education and physical education.

Health Education TEKS Review Work Groups

The SBOE's process calls for multiple, 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 Health Education TEKS Review work groups.

SBOE Health Education TEKS Review Work Groups

Health Education TEKS Review Work Group Drafts

Health Education TEKS Content Advisor Reviews

The health education content advisors provide feedback on the health education TEKS to the SBOE and work groups during the TEKS review process. The content advisors' reviews can be found on the following web page.

Health Education TEKS Content Advisor Reviews

Work Groups

Applications are submitted to SBOE members for review throughout the revision process. Based on that review, SBOE members make nominations to work groups. TEA will notify applicants of their nominations at each stage in the review and revision process.

  • 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 an initial review prior to their meeting.
  • Work groups will convene in Austin for a minimum of one face-to-face meeting. Meeting times and dates for the different work groups will be shared with the SBOE's members for each work group meeting. Additional meetings conducted by webinar may also be scheduled as necessary.
  • Work group members may be asked to provide invited testimony at SBOE meetings.
  • Work group members will be reimbursed in accordance with state travel guidelines for travel, meals, and lodging for meetings held in Austin.
  • Questions related to the application for the health education and physical education TEKS review and revision process can be directed to teks@tea.texas.gov.

Health Education TEKS Review Content Advisors

Information related to the SBOE-nominated content advisors for the health education TEKS review is available at this webpage.

 

Contact Information

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