Mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominated educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on the review committees. This page provides information regarding the review and revision of the mathematics TEKS.
TEKS for Mathematics, Adopted 2012
The SBOE approved the revised TEKS for adoption in April 2012. The revised TEKS are available on the TEA rules page. The revised TEKS have “Adopted 2012” noted in the title. The revised mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through grade 8 will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year. The revised mathematics TEKS for high school are scheduled for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year, depending upon the availability of funding for instructional materials (Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II, Chapter 111. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics).
Proposals Approved for Second Reading and Final Adoption in April 2012
The following documents reflect proposed revisions to the mathematics TEKS as approved by the State Board of Education on April 20, 2012, for second reading and final adoption, with technical edits, as authorized by State Board of Education operating rules:
Kindergarten – Grade 5 (PDF, 268KB)
Grade 6 - Grade 8 (PDF, 212KB)
High School (PDF, 348KB)
Proposals Approved for First Reading and Filing Authorization in January 2012
The proposed revisions to the mathematics TEKS were posted for public comment from February through April 2012. Following the official public comment period, the SBOE took action to approve these changes in April 2012.
TEKS Review Committee Recommendations for Revisions to the Mathematics TEKS (October 2011)
The following documents are the review committees final draft recommendations:
First Drafts of Recommendations for Revisions to the Mathematics TEKS (July 2011)
The draft recommendations were developed by the mathematics TEKS review committees that were appointed by members of the SBOE. These drafts are based on the Commissioner's Draft of the Mathematics Standards:
In anticipation of the State Board of Education’s scheduled 2011-2012 revision of the TEKS for Mathematics, the Commissioner of Education convened a group of advisors to review current research and resources and to offer suggestions regarding the upcoming TEKS revision and future professional development. The Commissioner’s Mathematics Advisory Group, established in the fall of 2010, includes mathematics educators and mathematicians from Texas. The recommendations of the Commissioner’s Mathematics Advisory Group regarding the next generation of mathematics standards in Texas were compiled and then reviewed by a panel of national advisors in mathematics, known as the National Review Team reviewed the recommendations of the Commissioner’s Mathematics Advisory Group regarding the next generation of mathematics standards in Texas.
The result of this work is a document titled, “The Commissioner’s Draft of the Texas Mathematics Standards (PDF, 954KB).”
SBOE Mathematics TEKS Review Committees
The following lists include individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on mathematics TEKS review committees. Mathematics TEKS review committees began work on the mathematics TEKS in May 2011:
Kindergarten through Grade 5 (PDF, 67KB)
SBOE Members Nominated Mathematics Expert Reviewers in January 2011
The following list includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve as content expert reviewers for the revision of the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills:
Dr. Richard A. Askey, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Robert M. Capraro, Professor of Mathematics Education
Texas A&M University
Dr. R. James Milgram, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics
Dr. James M. Rath, Research Consultant
Dixie Ross, Lead Teacher, AP Mathematics
Pflugerville Independent School District
Dr. Wilfried Schmid, Professor of Mathematics
Jacqueline Weilmuenster, Master Teacher UTeach Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington