Definition of Curriculum
Written curriculum includes curriculum guides (TEKS Resource System), lesson plans (TEKS Resource System or educator developed) and grade records. BCISD teachers have access to TEKS Resource System on line to access the Instructional Focus Documents (IFD) and TEKS Classification Guides as well as vertical alignment documents. BCISD teachers are able to refer to the IFD and write their own lesson plans.
Please see Academic Guidelines and Procedures Under Parent > Handbooks for more information.
Credit By Exam
Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University or University of Texas Credit by Examination Tests.
2021-2022 Credit by Exam Testing dates:
Dec. 7, 8, 9, 2021
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 31 2022
June 1, 2, 3, 2022
July 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022
Credit by Exam can also be administered to students in grades 6-12 who have received prior instruction and have failed a course; had excessive absences; or attended a non-accredited school. These students must score a 70% to be accelerated.
Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Tara Fountain email@example.com
Teachers follow the courses of study and instructional materials provided by the District, the essential knowledge and skills for each subject mandated by the state, and the scope and sequence developed by curriculum writers (TEKS Resource System state team) and reviewed by other teachers (TEKS Resource System state team and BCISD teachers). This review process occurs when our teachers meet in grade levels or departments to review the Vertical Alignment Document (VAD) and Year at a Glance (YAG) to determine the order and time estimated to spend on the unit of instruction.
Teacher-made tests, district assessments including TEKS Resource System Assessments following each unit and state assessments are congruent with what is written and taught. Teachers and administrators use test results to assess the status of individual student achievement, to identify general achievement trends of various groups of students, and to modify curriculum and/or instruction as warranted by assessment results.