The following are side-by-side comparison documents for the 2017 revised English and Spanish language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to be implemented in the 2019–2020 school year in kindergarten through grade 8. There is horizontal alignment between the English language arts and Spanish language arts TEKS, but due to the different conventions of the languages, there are small but noteworthy differences between the two sets of standards that influence the teaching and learning of each language. While the English and Spanish language arts TEKS contain substantively similar and equally rigorous expectations for students who are learning English or Spanish, these side-by-side documents point out the minor differences in student expectations (SEs).
The revised TEKS consist of the following strands:
- Developing and sustaining foundational language skills
- Comprehension skills
- Response skills
- Multiple genres
- Author’s craft
- Inquiry and research.
When individual SEs are identical for revised English and Spanish language arts and reading, they are not listed in these documents. Also, SEs that are similar for revised English and Spanish language arts and reading may not have the same number or may be in a different order. In that case, the sequential numbering appears in the English language arts and reading SEs, and the Spanish language arts and reading SEs are matched to them.
More information and resources for the revised TEKS can be found on the Texas Education Agency website.
Our partners at Learning List are reviewing materials aligned to the new ELAR and SLAR TEKS. Their detailed alignment reports and analysis of each material's instructional content can help facilitate your district's selection of new materials and effective implementation of the new standards.