The following was included in TCTA's 2017-18 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2017 but is subject to change.

What is TEKS?

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools. Districts must provide instruction in the foundation and enrichment TEKS at the appropriate grade levels. 

Foundation and enrichment TEKS

The foundation TEKS are those in English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, social studies (including economics), Spanish language arts and English as a second language. The enrichment TEKS are those in languages other than English, fine arts, health, physical education, technology applications, career and technology education, religious literacy and personal financial literacy.

The TEKS for grades K-8 math and one or more courses offered for high school graduation must include personal financial literacy instruction. Implementation resources for both the foundation and enrichment TEKS can be accessed via the Curriculum link on the TEA website

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