Lighthouse Initiative for Texas Classrooms

The TEKS and AP*:
Alignment of Curricular Objectives

The connections and common objectives between the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the goals and expectations for AP* English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition begin in the middle school grade levels. For more students to succeed in advanced English courses like AP, the foundations must be established in the lower grades. These charts illustrate the alignment between the middle and high school TEKS and AP English courses. Teachers at varying grade levels can use these charts to prepare all learners for the high expectations of both the AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition courses. Please see the course descriptions for AP English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition on the College Board Web site.

Please note: The text and information provided in these charts is excerpted from the College Board and AP Central's Course Description. The text is the summary and interpretation of the authors of the revised English/Language Arts Lighthouse guide. Codifying the objectives outlined in the Course Description may not adequately represent the fuller description of the AP English Language or AP English Literature courses and exams provided in the Course Description by the College Board, available for download at apcentral.collegeboard.com.

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