Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, are the state-mandated curriculum guidelines which establish what every student, from elementary school through high school, should know and be able to do.

Overview and History of the TEKS

Answers to the most common questions concerning the development of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), their history, content, and their effect on mathematics instruction and education in the state of Texas.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

The second revision of the Mathematics TEKS was adopted by the State Board of Education in 2009 and is to be implemented statewide in 2009-2010. This latest revision aligned the existing mathematics TEKS to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2008.

Get a copy of the new Mathematics TEKS in three ways:

The mathematics TEKS booklet from the Dana Center (available through the web catalog or as a download on this page) includes an introduction detailing the 2009 changes.