Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

This site will provide you with information on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do.

TEKS Review and Revision

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the TEKS for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review committees. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Review by Subject area web page provides information regarding the SBOE’s process and current and previous reviews.  Subscribe to updates from TEA. 

The following link will provide information for the TEKS by subject area review:

TEKS Review and Revision

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Chapter

 Chapter 110. English Language Arts and Reading 
 Chapter 111. Mathematics 
 Chapter 112. Science 
 Chapter 113. Social Studies 
 Chapter 114. Languages Other Than English 
 Chapter 115. Health Education 
 Chapter 116. Physical Education 
 Chapter 117. Fine Arts
 Chapter 126. Technology Applications 
 Chapter 127. Career Development
 Chapter 128. Spanish Language Arts and English as a Second Language 
 Chapter 130. Career and Technical Education

TEKS-Related Documents

The following links provide access to TEKS-related documents:

English Language Proficiency Standards 

Prekindergarten Guidelines 

College Readiness Standards (outside source) 

TEKS in Spanish

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Grade Level (Elementary)

The following documents provide the elementary TEKS compiled by grade level:

Kindergarten (PDF, 289KB)

Grade 1 (PDF, 302KB)

Grade 2 (PDF, 342KB)

Grade 3 (PDF, 351KB)

Grade 4 (PDF, 350KB)

Grade 5 (PDF, 347KB)