Teaching Without CSCOPE

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(Note: This is a work in process. So, check back often for more new information.)

Free TEKS Professional Development

Each Texas ESC was given a share of $32 million to prepare FREE TEKS professional development called:

Rider 42 Professional Development Academies

The Rider 42 Professional Development (PD) Academies are part of a comprehensive initiative directed by the 81st Texas Legislature to support local education agencies (ESCs) in ensuring students meet or exceed standards of proficiency in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, social studies, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
Yes, your local Education Service Center (ESC) was given money to ensure students in your school meet or exceed TEKS standards of proficiency.
Yes, your local ESC can provide FREE help to teachers and administrators.
In 2009, the 81st Texas Legislature, through Rider 42 (General Appropriations Act, Article III) authorized the development, implementation and evaluation of the Rider 42 PD Academies and an online Platform, Project Share, that extends professional development opportunities to Texas teachers.
The first Rider 42 PD Academies were implemented during the summer of 2010.  A second series were implemented during the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013 as funding remains available. Additional information about the Rider 42 PD Academies and Project Share  can be found on the Project Share website.
CSCOPE Lessons and Assessments cannot be depended on for accuracy or content acceptable to the community. Thus, what you have left is the CSCOPE scope and sequence.

How Teachers can create their own scope and sequence.

Vertical Alignment: This is a comparison of the TEKS in previous grades as well as following grades.
TEA provides a lot of information for alternative and modified TEKS, which is very useful.
STAAR Assessment Curriculum Framework
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Alternate (STAAR™ Alternate) Curriculum Framework documents list the reporting categories, knowledge and skills statements, and student expectations tested by STAAR in each grade/subject or high school course.
Each knowledge and skills statement has been summarized into an essence statement that serves as the connection between the grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the online system.
The Curriculum Framework documents also list access points in the form of prerequisite skills that link to the student expectations on the Vertical Alignment documents for each grade/subject or high school course.
TEA provides many resources for alternative education that with some modification is useful with groups of all ability levels. For example:
Cueing and Prompting 

The cueing and prompting terms defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) describe the types of additional assistance that may be needed during an assessment observation if a student is unable to proceed with the task as expected given the preplanned supports provided. This additional assistance is identified as cues or prompts and affects a student’s score. But, when presenting materials, these same cueing and prompting ideas work to assist students of all ability levels to complete science investigations, math exercises or any assignment that can be completed with just a little nudge.




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