TEKS Crosswalk Brochure

Grade 5 Get to Know the New TEKS GRADE 5 The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) describe what knowledge areas students should be learning in each subject. Use this guide as a roadmap as you prepare to implement updated TEKS standards in your classroom. • Process TEKS replaced with Science and Engineering Practices • In several TEKS, the phrase “such as” was changed to “including” which, in some cases, increased the amount of breakouts in a TEKS • Verb changes across K–5. Oftentimes, this was done to make a TEKS more measurable • Rearranging within a strand to improve learning progression • TEKS code changes throughout K–5 • Earth and Space TEKS were split into 3 knowledge statements to match up with MS TEKS • G5 had a lot of movement and edits in the TEKS, but the core ideas were not changed too much Most edits were made to clarify, provide a more focused or measurable approach, or to improve the vertical alignment with MS TEKS Knowledge and Skills Unchanged Revised TEKS New TEKS 5.1 Scientific and engineering practices. The student asks questions, identifies problems, and plans and safely conducts classroom, laboratory, and field investigations to answer questions, explain phenomena, or design solutions using appropriate tools and models. The student is expected to: 5.1A ask questions and define problems based on observations or information from text, phenomena, models, or investigations; 5.1B use scientific practices to plan and conduct descriptive and simple experimental investigations and use engineering practices to design solutions to problems; Two previous TEKS combined and engineering was added. 5.1C demonstrate safe practices and the use of safety equipment during classroom and field investigations as outlined in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards; 5.1D use tools, including calculators, microscopes, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, prisms, concave and convex lenses, laser pointers, mirrors, digital scales, balances, spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, notebooks, timing devices, materials for building circuits, materials to support observations of habitats or organisms such as terrariums and aquariums, and materials to support digital data collection such as computers, tablets, and cameras to observe, measure, test, and analyze information; “such as” changed to “including” 5.1E collect observations and measurements as evidence; 5.1F construct appropriate graphic organizers used to collect data, including tables, bar graphs, line graphs, tree maps, concept maps, Venn diagrams, flow charts or sequence maps, and input–output tables that show cause and effect; and 5.1G develop and use models to represent phenomena, objects, and processes or design a prototype for a solution to a problem. 5.2 Scientific and engineering practices. The student analyzes and interprets data to derive meaning, identify features and patterns, and discover relationships or correlations to develop evidence-based arguments or evaluate designs. The student is expected to: 5.2A identify advantages and limitations of models such as their size, scale, properties, and materials; 5.2B analyze data by identifying any significant features, patterns, or sources of error;

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