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TEKS Review Update

The Science TEKS Review Process workgroups are continuing to revise the science content standards. The current workgroup is looking at the middle school standards. The proposed changes to the high school standards and Science and Engineering Practices are posted. TSELA officers are working with STAT and other affiliate groups to provide feedback for the workgroups that aligns with our position statemetn below. Because of this work, the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) are better aligned with the K-12 science Framework. Please continue to communicate with your SBOE members. The proposed standards and workgroup members can be found here.

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TSELA Advocacy Position Statement Related to the Science TEKS Review

This position statement was formally adopted by the TSELA Board after a member vote on July 9, 2020.

Related to the Science TEKS Review and Revision, TSELA asks that the State Board of Education (SBOE), TEA staff and members of the TEKS Review Committee consider the following:

    • TSELA recommends that standards are created by accessing research-based resources including “A Framework for K-12 Science Education.” Carefully considering integration of content, cross-cutting concepts, and science and engineering practices. Note: This may also be referred to as simply the Science Framework.
    • TSELA recommends that significant attention is given to intentional vertical and horizontal alignment within the revised TEKS.
    • TSELA recommends that adequate time is provided both for the workgroups and in the process for soliciting feedback in order to allow appropriate educator and expert engagement with the process.
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TSELA Summer Meeting Documents

Thank you to Dr. Stephen Fleenor and Luis Salinas (TEA) for joinging us during our summer zoom meetingto discuss best practices in learning, from the classroom to online instruction and updates for science STAAR assessment types.

Meeting documents are posted in the Members secition of the website which you can access from the menu above or by clicking here

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