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Languages Other Than English TEKS

Please note the implementation dates in the update from the Texas Education Agency regarding the LOTE TEKS for Classical Languages:

“The LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for classical languages were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) at the September 2014 meeting. Once published in the Texas Register, the LOTE TEKS for classical languages will be available online and will be noted with “Adopted 2014” in the title.

Please note that, with the exception of the Special Topics in Language and Culture course, the revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter C, High School, are scheduled to be implemented in classrooms in the 2017-2018 school year to align with the expected availability of funding for instructional materials. This includes courses such as Levels I-VII for LOTE and classical languages and Levels I-IV for American Sign Language (ASL).

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, the Special Topics in Language and Culture course may be used as a substitute for the second LOTE credit for students on the Foundation High School Program who have earned one credit in LOTE but are determined unlikely to complete the second credit. With the exception of the Special Topics in Language and Culture course, new LOTE courses cannot be used to satisfy LOTE requirements or to earn LOTE credit toward graduation until the revised LOTE TEKS are implemented in 2017-2018.

Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter D, Other Languages Other Than English Courses, were approved for first reading and filing authorization at the September 2014 meeting. The proposed amendments would change the implementation of the recently revised LOTE TEKS to the 2017-2018 school year to align with the expected availability of funding for instructional materials. The proposed amendments are available for public comment until Tuesday, November 18.”

 

Please contact Jennifer Drumm (jennifer.drumm@esc13.txed.net) if you have additional questions.

 

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