Social Studies Update

Info about Q3 Checkpoints & More! Please Read Carefully!

Important information regarding Q3 & Q4 Checkpoints for Social Studies

Grades 04-06 will have a Performance Indicator that focuses on Content & Process Skills for the Q3 and Q4 Checkpoints. A universal performance rubric will be provided as well as a menu from which to choose a platform for assessment. They are linked in this communication, posted in the Curriculum folder, and linked in Forethought. We will discuss further in our Content Cadres.


For Grades 04-06 Q3 Checkpoint/Performance Indicator is optional.


Checkpoint/Performance Indicator for Q4 is REQUIRED for Grades 04-06. It will follow the same format as the Q3 Checkpoint/Performance.


Grade 08 will use the data from the Benchmark to inform instruction and will not have a separate Q3 Checkpoint. Reminder: Benchmarks cannot be used as grades in the gradebook. Quarter 4 Checkpoint will be required.


Texas History, World Geography, World History, Government, and Economics will have a multiple choice Q3 and Q4 Checkpoints. They will be posted in the Curriculum folder and linked in Forethought.


US History will use the data from the Benchmark to inform instruction and will not have a separate Q3 Checkpoint. Reminder: Benchmarks cannot be used as grades in the gradebook. Quarter 4 Checkpoint will be required.

Social Studies Checkpoint Windows

Quarter 3 Checkpoint Window: March 14- 25


Quarter 4 Checkpoint Window: May 16- May 27

Grades 06-08 Social Studies Cadre

Monday, March 14th, 4-5:45pm

400 Lobo Lane

Little Elm, TX

Grades 09-12 Social Studies Cadre

Thursday, March 17th, 4:45-6pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX