Health Education TEKS Review Work Groups Drafts
Feedback will be accepted in response to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) work group drafts throughout the review and revision process. Comments on drafts will help to inform future work groups' recommendations.
When providing specific comments and recommendations for a work group, please identify the work group in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line, please indicate "Health Education TEKS Review Work Group A Feedback." Please submit comments to TEA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Group: New Health Education High School Course
Based on recommendations from the content advisors and Work Group E, TEA convened a work group for a series of webinars in May and June 2020 to develop recommendations for a new health education high school course. The new course would replace the current Advanced Health course and address topics such as navigating the health care system and accessing care in communities.
The work group’s draft recommendations are provided below. Click on the item below to download a PDF.
Work Group E
Work Group E met in March 2020 and completed draft recommendations in a series of webinars that concluded in May 2020. The work group’s charge was to review recommendations from Work Groups A, B, C, and D for vertical alignment and any redundancies or gaps in content. The work group made additional recommendations to finalize the draft.
Work Group E recommendations are provided below. Click on the item below to download a PDF.
Work Group D
Work Group D met in February 2020. The charge for the meetings was to draft recommendations for three strands: healthy eating and physical activity; injury and violence prevention and safety; and reproductive and sexual health.
Work Group D recommendations are provided below. Click on the items below to download a PDF.
Reproductive and Sexual Health Strand Recommendations (PDF, 1083KB)
Work Group C
Work Group C met in December 2019 and February 2020. The charge for the meetings was to draft recommendations for three strands: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; mental health and wellness; and physical health and hygiene.
Work Group C recommendations are provided below. Click on the items below to download a PDF.
Mental Health and Wellness Strand Recommendations (PDF, 1728KB) Finalized February 28, 2020
Physical Health and Hygiene Strand Recommendations (PDF, 504KB)
Work Group B
Work Group B met in October 2019. The charge for the meeting was to finish identifying where student expectations from the current TEKS for health education would fit into the proposed framework. The work group was also charged to identify the grade levels and/or courses at which the topics recommended by Work Group A should be taught.
Work Group A
The Commissioner's Health TEKS Study Recommendations include a framework for the strands and organizing principles for the TEKS. The State Board of Education-appointed content advisors included the framework in their consensus recommendations for the review.
Work Group A met in September 2019. The work group was charged with adding topics for the strands and substrands to the recommended framework. The work group was also charged with identifying where student expectations from the current TEKS for health education would fit in the proposed framework. Work Group A completed its review of student expectations for kindergarten. The next work group will complete the remaining grade levels and courses.
Health Education Work Group A Recommendations (PDF, 168KB)
Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division