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Fine Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills



The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominated educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on the review committees. This page provides information regarding the review and revision of the fine arts TEKS.

Proposals approved for first reading and filing authorization in January 2013

The proposed revisions to the fine arts TEKS are now available for public comment. Following the official public comment period, the SBOE will take action to approve these changes in April 2013. Please visit to view the proposed revisions and submit public comments.

TEKS review committee final recommendations for revisions to the fine arts TEKS (September 2012)

Click on each item below to download a PDF.

Art Kindergarten- Grade 5 (PDF, 1.08MB)
Art Grades 6-8 (PDF, 789KB)
Art High School Courses (PDF, 971KB)

Dance Grades 6-8 (PDF, 701KB)
Dance High School Courses (PDF, 820KB)

Music Kindergarten- Grade 5 (PDF, 975KB)
Music Grades 6-8 (PDF, 872KB)
Music High School (PDF, 1.01MB)

Theatre Kindergarten- Grade 5 (PDF, 843KB)
Theatre Grades 6-8 (PDF, 710KB)
Theatre High School (PDF, 1.06MB)

First drafts of recommendations for revisions to the fine arts TEKS (July 2012)

The drafts below were developed by the fine arts TEKS review committees that were appointed by members of the SBOE.
Click on each item below to download a PDF.

Art Kindergarten-Grade 5(PDF, 283KB)
Art Grades 6-8 (PDF, 185KB)
Art High School Courses (PDF, 259KB)

Dance Kindergarten- Grade 5 (PDF, 84KB)
Dance Grades 6-8 (PDF, 85KB)
Dance High School Courses (PDF, 213KB)

Music Kindergarten- Grade 5 (PDF, 335KB)
Music Grades 6-8 (PDF, 222KB)
Music High School (PDF, 312KB)

Theatre Kindergarten- Grade 5 (PDF, 226KB)
Theatre Grades 6-8 (PDF, 151KB)
Theatre High School (PDF, 597KB)

SBOE Fine Arts TEKS Review Committees

The following lists include individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on fine arts TEKS review committees. Fine arts TEKS review committees began work on the fine arts TEKS in May 2012 and will make recommendations to the SBOE.

Art (PDF 1,014KB)
Dance (PDF, 540KB)
Music (PDF, 556KB)
Theatre (PDF, 548KB)

SBOE members nominated fine arts expert reviewers in January 2011

Fine Arts Expert Reviewers

Curriculum Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581


Page last modified on 9/19/2014 03:14:50 PM.