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Drafts of the TEKS


»Final Draft (August 23, 2010): Social Studies | Economics - This version will go into effect in Texas schools in the fall of 2011. Read analysis here.

»6thDraft (June 25, 2010): Elementary (46 pages) | Middle School (33 pages) | High School (80 pages) | Economics (n/a) | Lists of Names

»5th Draft (April 15, 2010): Elementary (27 pages) |
 Middle School (21 pages) | High School (42 pages) |
 Economics (6 pages) | Color-Coded Versions |
Texas Register version (official)

» 4th Draft (with January 2010 amendments): K-5 | 6-8 | 11 (US since 1877) | Lists of names

» 3rd Draft (January 15, 2010): Social Studies | Economics

» 2nd Draft (October 17, 2009): Click Here

» 1st Draft (July 31, 2009): Click Here

» Current TEKS (adopted 1998): Social Studies | Economics

Latest Developments


    » Next Step: after editing and formal processing, the standards will be implemented in public schools for the 2011-2012 school year


    » Previous Development: May 21, 2010: The State Board of Education (SBOE) passed the final draft of the TEKS


* Update: Continuing Criticism (March 28, 2011)
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