Texas Science Academic Materials Standards Changes: Scope Checklist
January 15 2023
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Not sure which materials are impacted by the recent changes to Texas science textbook standards? This checklist makes it easy to understand. Use it to determine which content may need to be reviewed and updated.

The Texas Educational Authority requires publishers to update a wide range of science-related and career and technical education academic material types to meet new state standards. The types of materials include:


  • Aquatic Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Environmental Systems
  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science, grades K–8
  • Science (Spanish), grades K–6
  • Technology Applications, grades K–8.

Social Studies

  • Personal Financial Literacy and Economics

Technology applications

  • Technology Applications, grades K–8

Career Development

Education and training

  • Child Development
  • Child Development Associate Foundations
  • Communication and Technology in Education
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Instructional Practices
  • Principles of Education and Training

Health Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Science Theory
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy I
  • Pharmacy II
  • Respiratory Therapy I
  • Respiratory Therapy II

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Food science

Law and Public Service

  • Forensic science

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • Biotechnology I
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Cybersecurity Capstone
  • Digital Forensics
  • Engineering Design and Presentation I
  • Engineering Design and Presentation II
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Intermediate Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Principles of Applied Engineering

Career and Technical Education

  • Foundation of Energy
  • Introduction to Process Technology
  • Oil & Gas Production III
  • Oil & Gas Production IV
  • Petrochemical Safety, Health, and Environment

The range of content types impacted is vast. Aligning them to the new Texas standards will be a significant effort for many publishers.

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