NEW R/LA TEKS Support Page
To Be Implemented 2019-2020
Upcoming New TEKS Training Opportunities:
New ELAR Strand Series (K-5)*
*Strand Series will repeat in the Spring.
Proposed Changes Update:
Below is a response from CREST concerning the proposed amendments to the New ELAR Standards:
A Message from Coalition of Reading and English Supervisors of Texas (CREST):
Update on TEKS Changes
At the State Board of Education meeting on June 12, 2019, TCTELA and CREST testified in opposition to amending the 2017 ELAR TEKS.
At the conclusion of that testimony, members of the SBOE requested additional explanation and resource citations regarding several proposed amendments. English language arts subject matter experts and ELAR TEKS revision work group members were contacted for their feedback and the SBOE was given the best advice possible in a very short time frame.
A final vote on the proposed amendments was held on June 14. As a result of that vote, no new Student Expectations (SEs) were added, and no SEs were revised to include additional concepts. Only technical changes were made.
The Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (TCTELA), Kelly E. Tumy—President The Coalition of Reading and English Supervisors of Texas (CREST), Dr. Beth Egmon— President