I do believe the personal finance TEKS are a great addition. I already incorporate personal finance to an extent in my classroom, but now I will be looking for activities that include all the new personal finance TEKS.
I am not sure how these will be tested. Currently, we have readiness and supporting standards. I have not seen any information pertaining to readiness and supporting for the new TEKS.
I have created a new checklist for the new TEKS. Unlike my old checklist, the new one does not break the TEKS down by readiness or supporting. If TEA decides to keep this format, I can easily go back and add that information.
The new checklist DOES include a list of the current TEKS and how they are changing. I have included the new TEKS and if any old is being completed deleted. Some TEKS moved to other grades, so the appropriate grade level TEK is also included.
|comparison of old TEKS to new TEKS|
|A place for date taught and mastery percent for each TEK|
The new checklist can be found at my store. It is never too early to begin planning.
I have also included a bundle which includes a checklist for the current TEKS and the checklist for the new TEKS. The bundle can be found at my store.
I hope you don't let the new TEKS overwhelm you. Once you become familiar with the new TEKS, they aren't so scary. :) One test does not determine if the students learn. How well you teach will determine if the students learn.
Happy new TEKING!