Resources for the Revised English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS

In 2017, the State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted revisions to the English and Spanish language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten - grade 12. This page provides resources to assist parents and teachers in the transition to the revised English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for kindergarten-grade 8, which will be implemented in 2019-2020 school year, and grades 9-12, which will be implemented in 2020-2021 school year.

Curriculum Standards 

The following sites provide access to the TEKS for English language arts and reading and Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language (ESL).

English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) includes current and revised TEKS to be implemented in K-8 beginning with school year 2019-2020 and in grades 9-12 beginning with school year 2020-2021.

Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) includes current and revised TEKS to be implemented in K-8 beginning with school year 2019-2020 and in grades 9-12 beginning with school year 2020-2021.

Assessed Curriculum for Transition Years

Instruction in the revised 2017 reading language arts (RLA) TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8 began with the 2019-2020 school year and for English I through English IV begins with the start of the 2020-2021 school year. An RLA assessment transition for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) through spring 2021 will include only items that assess overlap content in both the old 2009 and revised 2017 standards. The following documents identify the overlap standards.
 

Vertical Alignment Documents

The following vertical alignment documents were created to reflect the alignment of the new English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS across grade levels, kindergarten – grade 12.

 Vertical alignment: K-12 English language arts and reading TEKS, Adopted 2017 (PDF, 236KB)

 Vertical alignment: K-12 Spanish language arts and reading TEKS, Adopted 2017 (PDF, 236KB)

 

Side-by-Side Comparison Documents 

These documents present a side-by-side comparison of the current English language arts and reading TEKS and the 2009 English language arts and reading TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8.

Kindergarten Side by Side Document
Grade 1 Side by Side Document
Grade 2 Side by Side Document
Grade 3 Side by Side Document
Grade 4 Side by Side Document
Grade 5 Side by Side Document
Grade 6 Side by Side Document
Grade 7 Side by Side Document
Grade 8 Side by Side Document

These documents present a side-by-side comparison of the current Spanish language arts and reading TEKS and the 2009 Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for kindergarten through grade 6.

Kindergarten Side by Side Document
Grade 1 Side by Side Document
Grade 2 Side by Side Document
Grade 3 Side by Side Document
Grade 4 Side by Side Document
Grade 5 Side by Side Document
Grade 6 Side by Side Document

These documents present a side-by-side comparison of the current English language arts and reading TEKS and the 2017 English language arts and reading TEKS for English I-IV.

English I Side by Side Document
English II Side by Side Document
English III Side by Side Document
English IV Side by Side Document

These documents present a side-by-side comparison of the current English as a Second Language I and II TEKS and the 2009 English as a Second Language I and II TEKS.

ESOL I Side by Side Document
ESOL II Side by Side Document