Curriculum & Instruction

The MISD Curriculum and Instruction Department oversees the implementation of curriculum program initiatives in the district, including MISD's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); Bilingual/ESL; Career and Technical Education (CTE); Gifted and Talented; and Dual Credit programs. We employ curriculum specialists in the core subject areas of Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies to assist our teachers in the day-to-day implementation of our district curriculum. We hope the links and information below can help you, but do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. Go Mavs!

 Academic Calendar 2022-2023
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Assessment Calendars 2022-2023
AVID
Bilingual/ESL
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Dual Credit
Gifted & Talented
District/Campus Improvement Plans
Little Mav Academy
Read To Ride
Special Education
State/Federal Programs
STEM
Summer Reading Project
TEA Campus Report Cards
Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS)

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. The TEKS represent the state standards for what students should know and be able to do at specific grade levels. SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review committees.

State Graduation Requirements

Students follow the high school graduation plan that was in place when they began ninth grade. The four graduation plans currently in use require students to earn 22 to 26 course credits. The state's newest graduation plan, created by House Bill 5 passed during the 2013 Texas legislative session, is called the Foundation High School Program. Students entering ninth grade beginning with the 2014-2015 school year are automatically enrolled in this graduation program. Students must pass five end-of-course assessments to meet the testing requirements for graduation. Those tests cover Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology and U.S. History.

State Assessment Testing

Texas’ student assessment program is designed to measure the extent to which a student has learned and is able to apply the defined knowledge and skills at each tested grade or course level. Texas has offered a statewide student assessment since 1980. In the spring of 2012, Texas students began taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams. The state also offers the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment for students who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services. Administered for the last time in December 2016, the STAAR L assessment was for English language learners (ELL) and the STAAR A assessment was an online accommodated version of the exam for eligible students with disabilities. However, beginning in spring 2017 STAAR will be offered online with embedded supports (i.e., text-to-speech, content supports, language and vocabulary supports) for eligible students.

State Accountability

Texas provides annual academic accountability ratings to its public school districts, charters and schools. The ratings are based largely on performance on state standardized tests and graduation rates. The ratings examine student achievement, student progress, efforts to close the achievement gap and postsecondary readiness. A video available in English and Spanish provides a quick overview of the system.

To provide a broader examination of the overall performance of Texas school districts and charters, the Texas Consolidated School Rating Report combines the state's academic accountability and financial rating information with a new local component called Community and Student Engagement.

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas. The reports, available back to the 2003–04 school year, provide extensive information on staff, programs, and demographics for each school and district.

Additional products that provide performance data are the School Report Cards and the Texas Performance Reporting System.

When districts or schools struggle with performance, the state may order the implementation of interventions.

Exam for Acceleration

Click here for more information.

Click here for the Examination for Acceleration 2023 Student Registration Form.

Grants

Click here to view the grants Marshall ISD has the intent to apply for this year.

Debbie Crooms

Debbie Crooms

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

croomsd@marshallisd.com

Angelica Olvera

Angelica Olvera

Administrative Assistant to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

olveraaj@marshallisd.com

Melanie Tidwell

Melanie Tidwell

Director of Federal and State Programs

tidwellma@marshallisd.com

Angela Bray

Angela Bray

Instructional Coordinator - Mathematics

brayam@marshallisd.com

Esmerelda Collazo

Esmeralda Collazo

Instructional Coordinator - Bilingual/ESL/Migrant/GT

collazoem@marshallisd.com

D. Garreth Durant

D. Garreth Durrant

Instructional Coordinator - STEM & CTE

durrantd@marshallisd.com

Lydia Fields

Lydia Fields

Instructional Coordinator - Secondary ELAR/Advanced Academics/RTI

fieldslc@marshallisd.com

Crystal Stephens

Crystal Stephens

State & Local Assessment Coordinator

stephenscl@marshallisd.com

Regina Jackson

Regina Jackson

Instructional Coordinator - ELA Elementary

jacksonrw@marshallisd.com

Michelle Ates

Michelle Ates

College Career/AVID Coordinator

atesm@marshallisd.com