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Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School

Summary: The adopted amendments streamline the TEKS for science with an implementation date of the 2018-2019 school year. The amendments were adopted with changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: April 2017)
(Future Effective Date: August 27, 2018)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter C (PDF)

 

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