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By: Sarah Layton on March 27th, 2014

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TEKS Standards: Do We Correlate?


If you are from the Lone Star State and in education, I'm sure you are over-familiar with TEKS standards. For the rest of us poor souls, let's mess with Texas for just a few minutes...just bear with me. I have good stuff for you, too!

TEKS Standards...What are they?

TEKS, or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, are, simply put, "the state standards for what students should know and be able to do." And we know Texas likes to go big. They didn't fail in the standards/objectives department, let me tell you. There seem to be an endless supply of TEKS.

There are TEKS for English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, PE, Art, my favorite of course CTE, and more. Each of these TEKS breaks down for elementary, middle school, and high school. If you want to see how your state's learning objectives match up, take a look at TEKS:

Why are TEKS standards important to us?

Well, in case you haven't caught my drift yet, Texas is a BIG state. Lots of students, lots of schools. Did I mention that we develop online curriculum for CTE? Yes, we do.  And the great state of Texas, rightfully so, isn't too interested in us unless we can say, "TEKS? Yeah, we have you covered!" How do you have us covered, you ask? Let me show you...

  • Technology Applications, Grade 6/7/8
  • Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
  • Business Information Management I
  • Business Information Management II
  • Principles of Health Science

Why are TEKS standards important to you?

Not from Texas? You are probably wondering why in the world TEKS should be important to you. I promised I had good stuff for you, too. Here it is...

teks standardsNot only do we correlate to the CTE TEKS, we correlate to many other state standards for Business, Computer Applications, and Health Sciences. And we correlate to important national standards for these areas of study as well.

Want to know if we correlate to your state's CTE standards? Get in touch! We'll let you know what we have.

You see we believe that it's important to have great curriculum. But it's even more important to have the right curriculum.


About Sarah Layton

Sarah is a contributing author to the AES blog. She is committed to helping instructors and students succeed both in and out of the classroom.