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CHoosing And Maintaining Effective Programs for Sex Education in Schools

EBP TEKS Objectives Alignment

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What is the purpose of this tool?

School districts should implement the new Health Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the 2022-23 school year. Health education TEKS cover six strands, one of which is sexual and reproductive health. This tool shows how evidence-based sex education programs align with the sexual and reproductive health strand of the newly-adopted TEKS.

Who should receive this tool?

These reviews may be printed and distributed to stakeholders who will be reviewing and selecting evidence-based programs for your district. This may include:

  • District wellness coordinators
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • SHAC members

How can this tool be used?

Under the Texas Administrative Code, districts should be able to show that they are providing 100% of the TEKS to their students. Evidence-based sexual health education programs were not designed with the Texas Health Education TEKS in mind, and may not cover all content within the new TEKS. Districts may use this tool to see what percent of sexual and reproductive Health Education TEKS are covered by various evidence-based sexual health programs in common use in Texas. Faculty and staff from UTHealth - School of Public Health conducted a review on several evidence-based programs that were highly implemented in Texas. A systematic approach was used to identify partially and fully adopted TEKS Objectives, and the percentage of coverage among said programs. Each program report displays whether individual TEKS are fully, partially, or not covered. Districts can use this tool to determine which TEKS would need to be covered by supplementary instructions or content.

If you are interesting in having an evidence-based program that is not listed or have any other questions, please email Laura Thormaehlen ([email protected]).