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Texas Physical Education Framework
The purpose of the Texas Physical Education Framework is to help provide support to school districts and TAHPERD members in their curriculum development. The state TEKS were vertically aligned. Local TEKS were developed to help “fill in the progression gaps” that were missing. The specificity of each state and local TEKS were developed to define minimum content standards and to help standardize student expectations throughout the state. The bundles were developed to help facilitate teaching units.
The Texas Physical Education Framework documents were developed by a state wide committee of over 70 dedicated and passionate physical education teachers and coordinators. The committee followed the John Crain process of curriculum development.
Framework sorted by strand, topic, and theme.
Strand, as defined by the Texas Physical Education TEKS
b. Health Related Skills (Physical Activity and Health)
c. Social Skills (Social Development)
Vertical Alignment by Strands:
Movement Skills, Health Related Skills, Social Skills
TEKS alignment K-12
Local TEKS were developed to “fill in the progression gaps.” The local TEKS can be identified by the grade level, followed by “L,” then the number (example K.L001).
Specificity was defined for each state and local TEKS. The specificity describes in detail what the TEKS mean. The specificity is a minimum content standard.
The TEKS specificity that contains the word “including” means that you must teach that content standard. The TEKS specificity that contains the word “such as” means it is an example(s) of activity/activities.
a. Vertical Alignment by Strands:
Movement Skills K-12
b. Vertical Alignment by Strands:
Health Related Skills K-12
c. Vertical Alignment by Strands:
Social Skills K-12
Grade Level TEKS and Specificity for each course K-12
Each grade level/course K-12 has state TEKS, local TEKS, and specificity listed in numerical order.
Kindergarten - TEKS Specificity
1st Grade - TEKS Specificity
2nd Grade - TEKS Specificity
3rd Grade - TEKS Specificity
4th Grade - TEKS Specificity
5th Grade - TEKS Specificity
6th Grade - TEKS Specificity
7th Grade - TEKS Specificity
8th Grade - TEKS Specificity
Foundations of Personal Fitness - TEKS Specificity
Adventure Outdoor Education - TEKS Specificity
Aerobic Activities - TEKS Specificity
Individual Sports - TEKS Specificity
Team Sports - TEKS Specificity
Grade Level Bundles: K-2, 3-6, 6-Foundations of Personal Fitness (FPF) and HS (FPF-TS)
TEKS were bundled (grouped) according to “themes.”
(middle school/junior high)
for a list of contributors.
For a list Excel files and word document versions of the above files are available upon request. Please email Rose Haggerty at
to request a copy.