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Helpful Links for Teachers and Parents

Gifted/Talented Education in Texas 
In 1977, the Texas Legislature passed its first legislation concerning the education of gifted/talented (G/T) students. In 1979, state funds for providing services to G/T children were made available, but providing such services was optional for school districts. 

In 1987, the Texas Legislature mandated that all school districts must identify and serve G/T students at all grade levels. In 1990, The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students was adopted, and in 1999, the Texas Performance Standards Project for Gifted/Talented Students (TPSP) was created. 

Today, Texas educators are committed to meeting the unique needs of G/T students and to expanding the ways we do so. To learn more about exciting programs for G/T education in Texas, click on the links below, contact your local school district or regional service center, or email TEA at gted@tea.state.tx.us.
 
 
TEKS Resource System 
A curriculum management system developed by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, which is comprised of Texas' 20 Education Service Centers. The system includes a curriculum framework for grades K-12 in all foundational academic subject areas aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
 
TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 
See the latest updates to state standards
 
 
Texas Curriculum Program Cooperative 
Why was the TCMPC formed? 

The TCMPC was formed to help schools operate in a way that allows teachers to do what they do best - educate students. By providing schools a resource aligned with what the state of Texas has determined students are expected to learn (TEKS), teachers can spend more time focusing on students and improving the learning environment in schools. 

The TCMPC is dedicated to helping schools maximize resources in order to advance students’ academic success. 

The TCMPC provides content and support for an online curriculum management system known as the TEKS Resource System. The content includes curriculum and assessment components aligned to the most current versions of the State Board of Education-adopted TEKS for the following subject areas: 

English Language Arts and Reading (grades K-12) 
Mathematics (grades K-12) 
Science (grades K-12) 
Social Studies (grades K-12) 
Spanish Language Arts and Reading (grades K-5) 
Spanish translated versions of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies (grades K-5) 
The TCMPC believes that teachers, working with parents and their communities, know how to best educate their students. Therefore, the TCMPC does not provide sample lessons.
 
 
Educator Resources
 
 
English Language Learners (ELL) Web Portal 
The goal of the Texas English Language Learners Web Portal is to provide resources, tools, and training materials that are designed to support educators that serve the English language learners.
 
Kid President's Pep Talk for Teachers and Kids 
Inspirational video clip from the amazing Kid President. Kid President's "A Pep Talk for Teachers and Students," will bring a smile to your face.
 
Texas Gateway
Welcome to Texas Gateway, an interactive and engaging learning environment for all Texas public and open enrollment charter schools. 

Teachers and students scroll to the bottom of the home page for access to online professional development and courses.
 
TEKS Resource System 
MISD District Curriculum. Log-in using your email address and password. 

The TCMPC/ESCs do not develop or provide instructional lessons, either acting alone or in collaboration with one or more Regional Centers. 

All material within the District Resources portion of the site has been created by and is the property of the school district
 
lead4ward
lead4ward makes a positive difference in the lives of educators and in the lives of school children. As professionals, they are committed to supporting quality education that will change the world. Serving over 700 districts, lead4ward is an essential partner in supporting the success of our schools. lead4ward anticipates and integrates the changing needs of schools in its work with educators to support all learners in achieving their highest potential.  There are NUMEROUS FREE RESOURCES to teachers and leaders.  There is a free app for most smart devices that makes all of this information mobile!
 
 
Parent Curriculum Resources
 
 
 
HB5 Video Resources (English and Spanish) 
The Institute for Public School Initiatives at The University of Texas at 
Austin has shared several video resources related to House Bill 5. The link to 
these videos is located on the ESC Region 13 House Bill 5 web page. Resources 
include: 

Parent message 
Endorsement areas 
Career videos 

These videos are available in both English and Spanish. 
 
TCMPC Parent Portal 
The TCMPC was formed to help schools operate in a way that allows teachers to do what they do best - educate students. By providing schools a resource aligned with what the state of Texas has determined students are expected to learn (TEKS), teachers can spend more time focusing on students and improving the learning environment in schools. 

The TCMPC is dedicated to helping schools maximize resources in order to advance students’ academic success.
 
 
 
State and Federal Accountability
 
 
 
TAPR Frequently Asked Questions 
Frequently Asked Questions 
About the 2012-13 Texas Academic Performance Reports
 
TAPR Glossary 
Glossary for the Texas Academic Performance Reports* 2012-13
 
 
State Assessment Resources
 
Assessment Calendar - TEA 
Use this link to access the most recently updated testing calendars.
 
Lead4ward Resources 
Released Tests and Snapshots 
Data Tools 
Quick Looks 
Performance Standards 
Accommodations and Special Needs 
Instructional Tools
 
STAAR Resources 
STAAR logoIn spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program includes annual assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; and in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history. Additionally, STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II will be administered on a voluntary basis beginning in spring 2016. 

The resources on this website provide information to familiarize Texas educators and the public with the design and format of the STAAR program. The information is intended to help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS.
 
Student Assessment Resources 
The Student Assessment Division manages and oversees the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of the Texas assessment program which includes the following assessments: 

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) 
STAAR Modified 
STAAR Alternate 
STAAR L 
Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) 
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), including TAKS (Accommodated) 
TAKS–Modified