Curriculum Newsletter

Helpful Links -Updated 2/2022

Curriculum & More

I have recreated this smore as a place I can add updates on programs as I receive them. Continue to check back as I will continue to add new material.

Testing Dates Spring 2022

TELPAS - March 1-3 Elementary

STAAR - May 10-12 - Elementary Grades 3-5

STAAR Redesign Resources

STAAR Redesign Resources

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) test is being redesigned to make the test more tightly aligned to the classroom experience. TEA has released several resources to help as educators prepare for the redesign.

STAAR Redesign Website

Online new item type samplers

Math New Item Type Guide with Scoring Information

Reading Language Arts New Item Type Guide with Scoring Information

Science New Item Type Guide with Scoring Information

Social Studies New Item Type Guide with Scoring Information

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created optional online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Test questions for the STAAR Interim Assessments are developed with Texas teachers and include some former STAAR items. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability.

TEKS Resources

Resources - Math & Science

Click - STAAR Analysis

Resources - ELAR

Click - STAAR Resources

STAAR Analysis

TEKS Resources Components

Assessment Center

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created an optional online formative assessment resource that aligns to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). This tool will be available at no cost to districts and charter schools, and is not tied to accountability. The Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR) is an assessment tool designed to inform teaching decisions and improve instructional supports.


-Online Practice Test

-Field Test Writing Online

-Expecting writing to be online in 2023

  • New TELPAS Writing Questions

Beginning February 8, a TELPAS writing sampler set will be available in the Practice Tests Site. The sampler set will include constructed response, text entry, and sentence correction type questions, which will be embedded in the spring 2022 TELPAS reading tests. The TELPAS writing sampler set is not grade-level specific, so there is only one writing sampler set. The purpose of the writing sampler set is to help students become familiar with the tools and functionality of different types of writing questions.

In addition to the release of the writing sampler set, an accommodations document, 2022 Accommodations Guidance for TELPAS Writing Field Test, has been posted to the Accommodations Resources webpage under Related Resources. This document provides guidance regarding accessibility and designated supports specifically for the TELPAS writing field-test questions.

Classroom Library List

National Board Certification

Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

BookNook & Zearn

R.A.C.E and R.A.P

3rd Grade ELAR


Amplify Texas Home Learning Solution for Language Arts and Reading
Built on the science of teaching reading, your TEKS-aligned Texas language arts and reading solution for core curriculum combines systematic teacher-led phonics instruction and knowledge-building content within and across grade levels. The student-driven, adaptive supplemental program will provide meaningful engagement and instruction that your learners will love to use.

Library Resources & Digital Learning - Region 7

Publisher Approved Read Alouds

Region 7 Math Site -Include OnDemand Videos from Jane Tarr

eBooks Your Students Can Read NOW!

Renaissance Learning (AR) Link - NEW LINK

Get EPIC - Online Books

Storyline Online - Books Online

Pearson Realize TEXTBOOK

Biology, Chemistry, Math Grade K-5, Science Grade K-5, Math(digits) Grade 6-8 online textbooks

HMH - Ed: Your Friend in Learning Textbook

Holt McDougal Online Textbook

Economics, Grade 6, 7, 8 History, Environmental Science, US History, World Geography, World History

McGraw-Hill Online Textbooks

Spanish, Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculas, IPC

Education Galaxy (Elementary)

Reading Eggs/Mathseeds (Elementary)

Texas Performance Standards Projects - GT

The Social Care Network

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