Self Determination TEKS Vertical Alignments
These documents capture existing TEKS that closely align with teaching self-determination and decision-making skills to students with disabilities in Texas as required by TAC §89.1055(h)(10)(A). Definitions from the research of Dr. Michael Wehmeyer and from The National Gateway to Self-Determination Project are the measures against which all TEKS were compared to determine their relevance. Only TEKS that met this standard were included, while all others were omitted.
Dr. Michael Wehmeyer defines self-determination as “acting as the primary causal agent in one’s life and making choices and decisions regarding one’s quality of life free from undue external influence or interference.”
The National Gateway to Self-Determination Project says that self-determined people make things happen in their own lives to improve the quality of their lives. They know what they want and how to get it, and they set goals and then work to reach them. They advocate on their own behalf and are involved in solving problems and making decisions about their lives.
TEKS Vertical Alignments Elementary
TEKS Vertical Alignments Middle and High School
TEKS Vertical Alignments Career and Technical Education (CTE)-Middle and High School