Through the Texas Core Curriculum (TCC), students gain a foundation of knowledge about human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills essential for all learning.
Definitions for the six core objectives for the TCC are as follows:
- Critical Thinking Skills (CT)- creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
- Communication Skills (COM)- effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.
- Empirical and Quantitative Skills (EQS)- manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
- Teamwork (TW)- ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
- Social Responsibility (SR)- intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsiblity, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
- Personal Responsibility (PR)- ability to connect choice, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.