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    TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills

    • Locate content areas: English Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies

    • Select grades: Elementary (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

    • Select grade: Middle School (Grade 6)

    • All information posted within the TEKS in Grades Kindergarten - Grade 6

    • In addition see TEKS Kindergarten - Grade 6 in the following:

      1. Health Education 
      2. Physical Education 
      3. Fine Arts

    STAAR Released Exams

    • Content specific by Grade level

    • High School - See "End of Course" (EOC) Assessments

    Lead4ward Resources - Grades K - 6 Academic Vocabulary

    When taking the official exam any unanswered questions left in a content section will be counted "incorrect". This will be held against you in scoring. You will have the opportunity to hide the timer on your testing screen when taking the exam. However, the last five minutes the timer will pop up and let you know the test will end in 5 minutes. At this time begin answering all unanswered questions to the best of your ability before time expires. To get familiar with the computer administered test see Computer-Administered Testing Tutorials.

    Quizlet - An interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Check to see if another user has created flashcards for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam or the previous exam EC-6 Generalist.

    TeachHub.com - Provides links to additional free resources

    Interactive CAT Test Tutorial- This is a downloadable .exe file. It will demonstrate how to navigate the testing program.

    On-Screen Calculator - An on-screen scientific or four-function calculator is available for some exams.  Be sure to review the information for your exam to determine if an on-screen calculator is provided.

    Graphing Calculators - Some exams require you to bring your own graphing calculator. Be sure to review the information for your exam to determine if a graphing calculator is permitted and review a list of permitted calculators.

  • English Language Arts and Reading

    Mathematics

    • Khan Academy & Virtual Nerd - Math

    • Mathway.com - Site to assist in solving math equations

    • Photomath - Camera Calculator App - point your cell phone camera toward a math problem and the app will show the result with a detailed step-by-step solution.

    • Virtual Nerd - Site to assist in solving math problems.

    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Mathematics content.

    Science

    • YouTube

      • Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS

    • Texas Educator Michael Hayes - Series of Videos preparing candidates for the Science portion of the EC-6 exam.

    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Science content.

    • Physics Girl - Video explanations of many science concepts.

    Social Studies

    • Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills.

      • Within the Social Studies TEKS, notice the following wording when preparing for exams:

      • Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples”.

      • These links will direct you Social Studies TEKS in the following:

      • TEKS Grades K - 5

      • TEKS Grades 6 - 8

    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Social Studies content. Social Studies set.

    • Brief Biographies

    • YouTube

      • Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS

  • English Language Arts and Reading

    Mathematics

    • Khan Academy & Virtual Nerd - Math

    • Mathway.com - Site to assist in solving math equations

    • Photomath - Camera Calculator App - point your cell phone camera toward a math problem and the app will show the result with a detailed step-by-step solution.

    • YouTube

      • Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS

    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Mathematics content.

    • On-Screen Calculator- An on-screen scientific or four-function calculator is available for some exams.  Be sure to review the information for your exam to determine if an on-screen calculator is provided.

    Science

    • Khan Academy

    • YouTube

      • Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS

    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Science content.

    • Texas Educator Michael Hayes - Series of Videos preparing candidates for the Science portion of the EC-6 exam.

    • Physics Girl - Video explanations of many science concepts.

    Social Studies

    • Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills.

      • Within the Social Studies TEKS, notice the following wording when preparing for exams:

      • Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples”.

      • These links will direct you Social Studies TEKS in the following:

      • TEKS Grades K - 5

      • TEKS Grades 6 - 8

    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Social Studies content. Social Studies set.

    • Brief Biographies

    • YouTube

      • Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS

    • Mathway.com - Site to assist in solving math equations
    • Photomath - Camera Calculator App - point your cell phone camera toward a math problem and the app will show the result with a detailed step-by-step solution.
    • YouTube - Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS 
    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the EC-6 Core Subjects exam and specifically for Mathematics content. 
    • On-Screen Calculator - An on-screen scientific or four-function calculator is available for some exams.  Be sure to review the information for your exam to determine if an on-screen calculator is provided.

    • Graphing Calculators - Some exams require you to bring your own graphing calculator. Be sure to review the information for your exam to determine if a graphing calculator is permitted and review a list of permitted calculators.
    • Khan Academy
    • YouTube - Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS
    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the 7-12 Science content exam.
    • Physics Girl - Video explanations of many science concepts.
    • Free TExES Preparation Materials
      • Free download.  Has questions over each competency.  It is not a measure of the entire length of the exam.
      • Take a few moments to look at the TExES Prep Manual downloaded.  The table of contents provides information on the Standards, Subject Tests & Competencies of the exam.
    • Teaching Channel  - Instruction
    • TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills
      • Locate content area
      • Locate grades level based on exam.
        • Example:  7-12 ELAR (English Language Arts Reading)
        • See grades 7-12 in the English Language Arts Reading section in the TEKS
    • STAAR Released Exams
      • Content specific by Grade level
      • High School - See "End of Course" (EOC) Assessments
    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the 7-12 ELAR content exam.
    • Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills.
      • Within the Social Studies TEKS, notice the following wording when preparing for exams:
      • Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples”.
      • These links will direct you Social Studies TEKS in the following:
      • TEKS - Social Studies - Middle School
      • TEKS - Social Studies - High School
    • Quizlet - an interactive tool app to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. Search for flashcard content created for the 7-12 Social Studies content.
    • YouTube - Search for specific content using key words from the testing competencies or from the TEKS
    • Brief Biographies
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