Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Welcome to Hallsville ISD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Our goal is to ensure that we provide vision, leadership and expertise in the development of curricular and instructional systems and programs that are research-based, student-centered and address the standards outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and English Language Proficiency standards (ELPS).
The STAAR redesign [VIDEO] is a result of House Bill (HB) 3906 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The Texas Education Agency (TEA), working with a wide range of education stakeholders, including the Assessment Education Advisory Committee, has been exploring the most instructionally supportive approach to implementing these changes. The redesign will be implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the 2022–2023 school year.
The STAAR redesign includes several components:
- Online Testing and Accommodations
- New Question Types
- Cross-curricular Passages
- Evidence-based Writing
- For more information about how the STAAR redesign improves alignment to the classroom experience, hear what teachers are saying, reference the STAAR Redesign February 2022 Presentation (PDF, posted 3/7/22), or see below for more information about each component. For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), please reference the STAAR Redesign FAQ (PDF, updated 8/30/22).
Additionally, the Reporting Timelines for Spring 2023 STAAR provides dates when educators can expect to see early student results in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS) and preliminary assessment reports to assist with initial planning for accelerated instruction.
HISD Credit by Exam & Acceleration Information
The purpose of examination for acceleration is to allow a student to accelerate and earn credit for a particular course or grade level without formal instruction in that course or grade level. The student must score a minimum of 80% on the required tests taken for the appropriate course/grade level that the student wishes to accelerate out of. Thank you for your interest in the Examination for Acceleration testing program. Secondary students may earn credit in academic subjects, and elementary students may accelerate a grade level, by passing the appropriate examinations for acceleration. Exams will be offered for all elementary grades and most TEKS-based courses in grades 6-12. See more information below on Hallsville ISD's Examination for Acceleration testing program.
Meet Our Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Team
- Randi Dunn
- Stephanie Henderson
- Shauna Hittle
- Danieli Parker
- Meghan Trevino