TEKS Resource System

Region 17 Education Service Center

What is the TEKS Resource System?

The Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative, or TCMPC, is a shared service agreement between the 20 Educational Service Centers (ESCs) in Texas. This shared service agreement, or SSA, allows participating ESCs to share responsibility for the management and operations of the online curriculum management system known as the TEKS Resource System.

The TCMPC reflects the combined effort of the ESCs to help schools improve student performance and operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

A Note for Administrators

When you sign on to TEKS Resource System this season, you will be greeted with this text-box. It is imperative that you check with your technology department to ensure that your district's users are not blocked by your district filters.


Requirements: https://teksresourcesystem.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/201451426-System-Requirements


If you need any help, contact the TEKS Resource System Help Desk (1-800-544-3483 or techsupport@teksresourcesystem.net.

Carol Julian

K-5 Mathematics:

Use the resources on Carol's Smore page for use in your classroom, she updates these as she creates/finds new ideas!! These ideas may be from previous workshops she's done or ideas from teachers like you! Feel free to download and use any of the resources she's have provided!

2019 K-5 Math Smore

All workshops are math-specific, but not all workshops are TEKS Resource System based.

Heather Sherrill

Secondary Math:

Needing classroom resources? Find them on Heather's Smore page for your classroom, she updates these periodically. These ideas may be from previous workshops she's done or ideas from teachers who have shared ideas with her! Feel free to download and use any of the resources she's have provided!

2019 Secondary Math Smore

All workshops are math-specific, but not all workshops are TEKS Resource System based.

Math Updates:

There are NEW math documents located in the Resources folder of each mathematics grade level.


The Backward Design Document for each grade level is a single document that condenses major curriculum elements into an easily viewable grid. This document demonstrates the alignment of Overarching and Unit Understandings and Questions with Performance Assessments by unit. This "big picture" can contribute to a teacher's understanding of the course structure. It prints best on 8.5"x14" paper (legal-size).


There are also Grade Band Concepts Charts for K - 5 Mathematics, K - 5 Matemáticas, 6 - 8 Mathematics, and HS Mathematics. Each grade level chart is a collection of overarching-level concepts (macro) and unit-level concepts (micro) related to the strands of the TEKS.


Note, Backward Design Document and Concept Charts are now published for Social Studies and Mathematics, with Science coming soon and ELA coming with new standards

Tammy Motley

Region 17 ESC offers unique opportunities for professional growth through face-to-face content workshops, online workshops, on-site coaching, and individual mentoring. Tammy Motley, at tmotley@esc17.net, is Region 17's Science Specialist.

Science Updates!


  • NEW: English version of "Engaging Literature for the Elementary Science Classroom" is published in the K-5 Resources Section for both Science and Ciencias.
  • NEW: Science Concept Charts (K-5, 6-8, Biology, IPC, Chemistry, and Physics)-found in the respective Resource sections.
  • New Vertical Alignment of Science Vocabulary and Vertical Alignment of Ciencias Vocabulary
  • Science STAAR Analysis Resources: Grade 5, 8, and Biology
  • Science Formative Items: Available in the Assessment Creator
  • Coming Soon! Backward Design Documents and Concept Charts
2019 Science Smore

All workshops are science-specific, but not all workshops are TEKS Resource System based.

TEKS Resource System Biology Cadre Applications Now Open!

The TEKS Resource System Science Team is beginning a Biology Cadre for the refinement and support of the Biology curriculum and assessment. There will be one face-to-face meeting in the summer and five more virtual meetings throughout the school year. Qualified persons can apply at https://tinyurl.com/TEKSCADRE.


The application deadline is June 21, 2019.

The summer Biology meeting is scheduled for July 10, 2019.


The cadre will act as a PLC through the use of guiding questions to collaborate on the following:

  • Getting familiar with TEKS RS Curriculum documents and courses
  • Calibrating our thinking in terms of curriculum components and the backend of their development
  • Review, revision, and alignment of curriculum documents
  • Review, revision, and alignment of assessment items
  • New Resources
  • Just-in-Time unit planning


The cadre will be led by Drew Wiebusch from the TEKS Resource System Science team. The current Biology assessment writing team will be in attendance as members.

Sabrina Blankenship

Region 17 ESC offers multiple workshops and training for Social Studies teachers from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Browse our Social Studies page for Texas Resources, National Resources, and World Resources. Sabrina Blankenship, at sblankenship@esc17.net, is ESC 17's Social Studies specialist.

Social Studies Update:

The Social Studies Team has completed the rollout of 2018-2019 updated IFDs, YAGs, TVDs, and Backward Design resources for all courses K-12. Additionally, all assessment has been realigned except for World Geography. Other work to be completed by July includes realigning assessment for both course versions of World Geography, updating the K-12 vertical vocabulary, and updating the STAAR Analysis unit alignment.


NEW Social Studies Resource- Using an Understandings-Based Curriculum:

In this document, learn how to apply each element of the social studies curriculum components to daily planning and classroom instruction. Along with a deep dive into curriculum elements, this resource includes a survey of all social studies resources, connections to professional organizations, and a selected list of education research that supports the structure of the social studies curriculum. A link to the resource will be viewable from the resources section of each grade level as well as embedded in the system resources element of every IFD.

2019 Social Studies Smore

All workshops are social studies-specific, but not all workshops are TEKS Resource System based.

ELAR Team

Region 17 offers unique opportunities for professional growth through face-to-face content workshops, online workshops, on-site coaching, and individual mentoring. To set up a campus meeting or training, please contact our specialists:


Kyna Wheeler (K-5)- kwheeler@esc17.net

Jerard Lafuente (Middle School) - jlafuente@esc17.net,

Greg Reeves (High School) - greeves@esc17.net.

ELAR Update:

2019-2020 Draft Curriculum Documents and Resources are Posted!



New Curriculum Documents

  • K-8 TEKS Clarification Document
  • Year At a Glance (YAG-6wk & 9wk version)
  • K-8 TEKS Verification Document
  • K-8 Instructional Focus Documents


New Curriculum Resources:

  • TEKS Verification Document (TVD) Categories
  • Concepts Chart K-8
  • Vertical Alignment (6wk & 9wk versions)



These can be found in K-8 ELAR through the Quick Search on the TEKS Resource System home page. Type in your Grade Level and English Language Arts and Reading. Select "Resources" from the menu. The 2019-2020 New Curriculum Documents and 2019-2020 New Curriculum Resources will be at the top of the list.

2019 Reading Smore

All workshops are ELAR-specific, but not all workshops are TEKS Resource System based.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The TEKS Resource System home page has a support button like no other! When you click on the Support button, you are taken to a Support Library that includes topics for brand new teachers, veteran teachers, and administrators like:


  • Getting Started
  • Assessments
  • Video Tutorials
  • System Management
  • Curriculum & Resources
  • System Tools
  • TCMPC Videos
  • Frequently Asked Questions.
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Region 17 TEKS Resource System

This component provides schools with information and resources to facilitate an increase in student performance. The Curriculum cooperative provides access to professional development, instructional technology, instructional resources, on-site coaching, and up-to-date information and technical assistance.