TEKS Crosswalk Brochure

Grade K TEKS Knowledge and Skills Unchanged Revised TEKS New TEKS K.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: K.1A ask questions and define problems based on observations or information from text, phenomena, models, or investigations; K.1B use scientific practices to plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations and use engineering practices to design solutions to problems; Two previous TEKS combined and engineering was added. K.1C identify, describe, and demonstrate safe practices during classroom and field investigations as outlined in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards; K.1D use tools, including hand lenses, goggles, trays, cups, bowls, sieves or sifters, notebooks, terrariums, aquariums, samples (rocks, sand, soil, loam, gravel, clay, seeds, and plants), windsock, demonstration thermometer, rain gauge, straws, ribbons, non-standard measuring items, blocks or cubes, tuning fork, various flashlights, small paper cups, items that roll, noise makers, hot plate, opaque objects, transparent objects, foil pie pans, foil muffin cups, wax paper, Sun- Moon-Earth model, and plant life cycle model to observe, measure, test, and compare; “such as” changed to “including” K.1E collect observations and measurements as evidence; K.1F record and organize data using pictures, numbers, words, symbols, and simple graphs; and K.1G develop and use models to represent phenomena, objects, and processes or design a prototype for a solution to a problem. K.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: K.2A identify basic advantages and limitations of models such as their size, properties, and materials; K.2B analyze data by identifying significant features and patterns; 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 Get to Know the New TEKS GRADE K

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