Why do I have to test?The Educator Standards require all teachers to be proficient with technology. The goal of the test is to improve our overall technology proficiency so that teachers will be more comfortable with integrating the Technology Application TEKS into their curriculum. All K-8th grade teachers are required to teach the Technology Applicaiton TEKS within their normal instruction. Teachers in 9th through 12th grade should be able to depend on students knowing these skills for assignments in their classes. Click the links below for a checklist of the TA TEKS for your grade level. Try to check these off throughout the year as you work with your students. Practice using correct terminology with your students. The overall goal of the test is for students to succeed in a world driven by technology.