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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

FCSTAT NEWS

REQUEST FROM DEBBIE WIELAND, TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

REQUEST FROM DEBBIE WIELAND, TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

Should you have any questions about the TEKS review process, please contact
Jessica Snyder, Special Projects Manager, by email at teks@tea.texas.gov or by telephone at (512) 463-9581.

DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK TO BE ACCEPTED 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021.

From: Wieland, Debbie 
Date: Mon, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Subject: CTE TEKS Review Industry and IHE Feedback Request
Hello CTE Leadership Committee Members,

As you know, the State Board of Education (SBOE) is in the process of reviewing and revising the high school state curriculum standards, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS, for a set of career and technical education (CTE) programs of study. The TEKS identify what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course. This year, work groups made up of educators, business and industry representatives, and employers are reviewing the existing CTE TEKS for programs of study in health science, education and training, and STEM. Additional CTE courses that satisfy a science graduation requirement are also included in the review.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like to invite you, as an Education and Training industry representative, to review the proposed revisions to the CTE TEKS and provide your feedback to the work groups. Feedback from industry professionals are critical in ensuring that the TEKS are of appropriate rigor and scope and reflect current practice. You may also forward this email to other education professionals in your network to solicit their input on the attached Education and Training draft TEKS revisions.

The documents mentioned as attachments are as follows:

Click HERE for the Human Growth and Development
Click HERE for the Instructional Practices
Click HERE for the Principles of Education and Training
Click HERE for the Practicum in Education and Training

Attached to this email are work group draft recommendations for courses from the Teaching and Training program of study. I feel that these courses may be of interest to you. Should you wish to submit feedback related to these courses, we ask that you return your feedback electronically to teks@tea.texas.gov. Feedback will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021.

You may submit your feedback in any format you wish, but we ask that in your feedback you address the following questions:

· Are the knowledge and skills in the courses applicable to your industry?
· Are there knowledge and skills missing that should be addressed?
· Do you have any other suggestions for ways in which the courses can be improved?

Comments or edits may be added directly to the draft recommendation documents; however, we ask that you use a distinct style, such as using bold text, highlighting, and/or a different color than the colors used by the work group, so that your edits are easy to distinguish. You may also use the comment feature in the document(s). Work groups use styles to reflect their changes. You may also see abbreviations in the documents. A glossary for the styles and common abbreviations is provided below.

Glossary of Styles

insertions: Proposed new text
deletions: Text proposed for deletion
(Move Old): language moved from its current location
(Move New): existing language inserted in a new location

Glossary of abbreviations

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS): Standards for what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses at postsecondary institutions in Texas
Knowledge and Skills Statement (KS): Broad statements of what students must know/be able to do; KS statements are numbered
Student Expectation (SE): More specific statement about how students demonstrate their learning that are directly related to the KS; SEs are lettered

Collecting feedback for work groups during the review is a crucial step in the SBOE’s process for revising the TEKS. I hope that you will consider assisting us.

Should you have any questions about the TEKS review process, please contact Jessica Snyder, special projects manager, by email at teks@tea.texas.gov or by telephone at (512) 463-9581.