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About the Revision Process


From the State Board of Education (SBOE)

How Things Are Unfolding

Past Events

  • January-February 2009: Subject review committees appointed by the SBOE began reviewing the social studies TEKS [View a list of committee members by subject for grades K-8 or 9-12]
  • January 2009: Texas Council for the Social Studies published Proposed Changes to the TEKS [Scroll down to "TCSS/TSSSA TEKS Refinement Suggestions"]
  • April 2009: SBOE called for six expert reviewers
  • July 2009: Expert reviewers submitted their Reviews of Current Social Studies TEKS, Subject review committees reconvened to consider suggestions from expert reviewers
  • July 31, 2009: First draft of recommendations for revisions to the social studies TEKS posted: K-5 | 6-8 | US since 1877 | World | Others
  • September 10, 2009: Expert reviewers have reviewed the first draft of the TEKS
  • September 16-17, 2009: SBOE invited comments from expert reviews on the draft TEKS [audio files now archived here]
  • October 9, 2009: Subject review committees met to evaluate and integrate recommendations
  • November 6, 2009: SBOE released Second Draft (dated October 17, 2009) of the TEKS
  • November 18, 2009: SBOE discussed the proposed changes
  • January 12-15, 2010: SBOE held public adoption hearings | Meeting Agenda | Agenda Item | Register for Public Testimony | Watch the Webcast
  • March 2010: Proposed revised TEKS posted online for official public comment
  • March 12, 2010: SBOE voted an revised TEKS
  • April 15, 2010: SBOE posted final draft of TEKS for public comment
  • May 19-21, 2010: SBOE formally adopted revised TEKS
  • NEW June 25, 2010: Final Draft posted online

Upcoming Events

  • August 23, 2010: Effective date of new TEKS
  • Fall 2011: new TEKS to be implemented in public schools
  • Fall 2012: SBOE will adopt new textbooks
  • Fall 2013: new textbooks will be used in schools

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