TEA News and Science Updates
Science TEKS Review
- 2019-20 TEKS Reviewed
- 2020-21 Revised TEKS Adopted / Issue Proclamation 2023
- 2021-22 IM (Instructional Materials) Reviewed
- 2022-23 IM (Instructional Materials) Adopted
- 2023-24 Revised TEKS and Instructional Materials Adopted
Science TEKS Review Work Group Drafts and Feedback Needed. Feedback will be accepted in response to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) workgroup 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 workgroup, please identify the workgroup in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line, please indicate "Science TEKS Review Work Group A Feedback." Please submit comments to TEA at email@example.com.
- Work Group B- Final Recommendations- Adopted by SBOE- November 2020 meeting (Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, and Physics)
- Scientific and Engineering Practices Work Group- Final Recommendations
- Work Group C- Draft- Middle School Recommendations
- Work Group C- Draft- Middle School Vertical Alignment Recommendations
- Work Group D- Draft- High School Aquatic, Astronomy, and Earth Systems Recommendations
- Work Group D- Working Draft- Earth and Space Science
- Work Group D- New Independent Studies Course- TBA
- Work Group E- K-2- In Progress
- Work Group E- 3-5- In Progress
Science TEKS Review Work Group Application
The SBOE is still accepting applications for science TEKS review workgroups. Applications received will be submitted to SBOE members for review throughout the process. Individuals selected will be asked to serve on one or more workgroups. The TEKS review workgroups will convene in Austin for a minimum of one face-to-face meeting. Additional meetings may be conducted via webinar. To access the application and for more information regarding the science TEKS review, please visit the Science TEKS Review webpage at https://tea.texas.gov/academics/curriculum-standards/teks-texas-essential-knowledge-and-skills-teks-review/science-teks-review Questions regarding the application or TEKS review process may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Home Learning 3.0 or CRIMSI (COVID Recovery Instructional Support Initiative)
Texas Home Learning (THL) will also be known as CRIMSI (COVID Recovery Instructional Support Initiative). This initiative includes print and online options developed specifically for Texas to provide continuity between remote and classroom environments. All THL instructional materials undergo a rigorous review process with input from Texas teachers to confirm alignment with TEKS and quality standards. Materials can be found here. Recent webinars and or slide presentations for all subject areas are available here.
Biology, Physics, and Chemistry Free Resources from TEA
OpenStax Open-Source Instructional Materials- OpenStax (Rice University) open-source instructional materials are available at:
http://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Instructional_Materials/Open-Source_Instructional_Materials/. The products are organized into units and chapters and can be used like traditional textbooks as the entire syllabus for a course. OpenStax open-source instructional materials will be fully available in September. For assistance in locating sample materials, contact the Instructional Materials Division at (512) 463-9601 or email@example.com.
Study Edge Open-Source Instructional Materials-Study Edge open-source instructional materials are available on the Texas Gateway. Materials are available for Precalculus and Statistics as well as Chemistry and Physics. The products created by Study Edge are delivered in short videos with master teachers presenting the material. The videos can be used to teach an entire course or as supplemental material to help students be more successful in these challenging courses. For more information about Study Edge open-source materials available through TEA, visit https://www.texasgateway.org/resource/study-edge-open-education-resource-instructional-materials. For additional assistance, contact the Instructional Materials Division at (512) 463-9601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.