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Prioritized Lever 4:



All students have access to a TEKS-aligned, guaranteed and viable curriculum, assessments, and resources to engage in learning at appropriate levels of rigor.


Foundational Essential Actions describe what the most effective schools do first to support powerful teaching and learning.


Curriculum and assessments aligned to TEKS with a year-long scope and sequence

  • The scope and sequence, units, and assessments are aligned to the standards for all tested subject and grade areas, and grades PK-2nd mathematics and reading.

  • Assessments aligned to state standards and the appropriate level of rigor are administered at least three to four times per year to determine if students learned what was taught. Time for corrective instruction is built into the scope and sequence.

  • Instructional materials with key ideas, essential questions, and recommended materials, including content-rich texts, are used across classrooms. The instructional materials include resources intentionally designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities and English learners among other student groups.

  • High fidelity professional development calendars for teachers are implemented which provide introductory and ongoing content-focused, job-embedded training linked to high-quality curriculum for early childhood through grade 12, in all core subjects.

 View Professional Development Opportunities Aligned to Lever 4

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