Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Welcome. The role of China Spring Independent School District Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department is to support our administrators and faculty in their work with students, parents, and our community.  The staff of CIA works with our campuses in the areas of curriculum; instruction; assessment; accountability; technology; special programs (G/T, ELL); and College Career Readiness.  In addition, the team provides direction and support for professional development and district initiatives. We strive to ensure every learner has the opportunity to meet his or her potential through a love for learning, innovative thinking, rigorous content and a desire to serve. It is our unwavering commitment to reach, inspire, support, and educate our learners to be tomorrow’s leaders.


Jennifer Crook, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment -

Leslie Smith, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment -

Melissa Adams, Coordinator of Innovation and Learning Design -

Zabrina Lard, Instructional Coach Grades 7-12 -

Tiffany Brummett, Instructional Coach Grades PK-6 -

Shriena Ghazzagh, Innovation Specialist Grades 4-12 -

Tricia Begesse, Innovation Specialist Grades PK-3 -

2019 A-F Rating

First page of the PDF file: CSISDA-F2019

Own it! #ourWHY Convocation 2019



First page of the PDF file: ourWhy

CSES Dates




Dual Credit & College Board AP

Annual Notice of Programs Available to Earn College Credit


McLennan Community College
Texas State Technical College

Agreement Between District and Public Institution of Higher Education to Provide a Dual Credit Program

Graduation Plans

China Spring High School graduation plan information can be obtained from the high school counselor website and also from the high school counseling department.

State Graduation Requirements

Information from TEA Explaining Advantages of the Distinguished Level of Achievement and each Endorsement

Curriculum Standards

Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state's public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).  The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders.

TEA Curriculum Standards

TEKS Resource System

CSISD utilizes TEKS Resource System. It is 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 RS Parent Portal


CSISD Assessment Calendar Dates
State Assessment Calendar
Learn More About Your Child's Score

Administration Dates for PSAT/NMSQT and College Advanced Placement Tests with Procedures for Home-schooled Students to Register

Information on each Assessment Required by the State to Comply with 20 U.S.C. § 6311, Other Assessments Required by the State, and Assessments Required District- Wide

Physical Education

The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with physical education and physical activity components and shall offer at least the required amount of physical activity for all grades [see BDF, EHAB, and EHAC].

In addition, the District establishes the following goals for physical activity:

  1. The District shall provide an environment that fosters safe and enjoyable fitness activities for all students, including those who are not participating in competitive sports.
  2. Physical education classes shall regularly emphasize moderate to vigorous activity.
  3. The District shall encourage teachers to integrate physical activity into the academic curriculum where appropriate.
  4. The District shall encourage parents to support their children's participation, to be active role models, and to include physical activity in family events.
  5. The District shall encourage students, parents, staff, and community members to use the District's recreational facilities that are available outside of the school day. [See GKD]


Parents have the right to request their child’s physical fitness assessment results. This can be done by contacting the campus counselor.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Literacy and Mathematics Plans Setting Specific Annual Goals

Annual Report of Progress Toward Goals Set Under the Early Childhood Literacy and Mathematics Plans

College, Career, and Military Readiness

Annual Report of Progress Toward Goals Set Under College, Career, and Military Readiness Plans


A-F Ratings

Accountability Ratings

The Accountability Ratings show ratings as well as the data used to determine the ratings for each campus and district. The reports show the Distinction Designations earned by campuses.

TEA Website with campus ratings

CSISD is an accredited district. District accreditation status is located on the TEA website.

Texas Academic Performance Reports, TAPR

The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) is published annually by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) combine details of district and campus academic performance with financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics.


School Report Cards, SRC

The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.

CSES School Report Card
CSIS School Report Card
CSMS School Report Card
CSHS School Report Card

Annual Performance Report, APR


Federal Report Card

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data.

Federal Report Cards for 2017–18 are now available.

CSES Annual Federal Report Card
CSIS Annual Federal Report Card
CSMS Annual Federal Report Card
CSHS Annual Federal Report Card


District & Campus Improvement Plans, DIP & CIP

As a Title I, Part A school-wide program, RISD must develop a comprehensive plan to reform each campus's total instructional program. This is the second step of a required, year-long process, after each campus conducts a comprehensive needs assessment(CNA). The campus improvement plan (CIP) serves as the blueprint for how each campus will actually address the needs identified during the CNA. An effective CIP can bring focus and coherence to reform activities and help ensure unity of purpose, alignment, and clear accountability.

CSISD District Improvement Plan
CSES Improvement Plan
CSIS Improvement Plan
CSMS Improvement Plan
CSHS Improvement Plan

District of Innovation


CSISD District of Innovation Plan