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.
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
As we transition to the redesigned Reading Language Arts (RLA) State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in 2023, a one-year modification to the RLA assessment transition will be implemented in 2022. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) for April through December 2022 will include only items that assess the current 2017 reading standards in grades 3-8 and the reading and writing standards in English I and English II. The STAAR new item types, including short answer items, and the new approach to assessing written composition in response to reading will be implemented beginning in 2023.
The following documents identify the standards eligible for assessment in December 2021 and April through December 2022.
Grade 3 Reading Assessed Curriculum
Grade 4 Reading Assessed Curriculum
Grade 5 Reading Assessed Curriculum
Grade 6 Reading Assessed Curriculum
Grade 7 Reading Assessed Curriculum
Grade 8 Reading Assessed Curriculum
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.