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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Smith, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment - email@example.com
Melissa Adams, Coordinator of Innovation and Learning Design - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zabrina Lard, Instructional Coach Grades 7-12 - email@example.com
Tiffany Brummett, Instructional Coach Grades PK-6 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shriena Ghazzagh, Innovation Specialist Grades 4-12 - email@example.com
Tricia Begesse, Innovation Specialist Grades PK-3 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dual Credit & College Board AP
- Graduation Plans
- Curriculum Standards
- TEKS Resource System
- Physical Education
- Early Childhood
- College, Career, and Military Readiness
China Spring High School graduation plan information can be obtained from the high school counselor website and also from the high school counseling department.
Information from TEA Explaining Advantages of the Distinguished Level of Achievement and each Endorsement
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.
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).
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
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:
- 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.
- Physical education classes shall regularly emphasize moderate to vigorous activity.
- The District shall encourage teachers to integrate physical activity into the academic curriculum where appropriate.
- The District shall encourage parents to support their children's participation, to be active role models, and to include physical activity in family events.
- 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.
- A-F Ratings
- Accountability Ratings
- Texas Academic Performance Reports, TAPR
- School Report Cards, SRC
- Annual Performance Report, APR
- Federal Report Card
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.
CSISD is an accredited district. District accreditation status is located on the TEA website.
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.
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.
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.
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