Curriculum and Professional Development

  • The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) program in spring 2012. The implementation of STAAR in the Houston Independent School District is overseen by the Curriculum Department which provides relevant, aligned curricula, academic and instructional leadership, and professional development opportunities that support teachers, administrators, and parents.

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    The following is a list of program evaluations regarding various areas in Curriculum and Professional Development conducted by the Department of Research and Accountability:

    Curriculum Evaluations 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019  2018 2017  2016   2015
    Career and Technical Education         CTE Report 2018-2019 2017-2018 Career and Technical Education Report      
    Teach For America             2016-2017 Teach For America Report    
    Dual Credit Report          2019 Dual Credit Report   2017-2018 Dual Credit Report   2016-2017 Dual Credit Report      
    Assistant Principal Leadership Program                  AP
    Academic Parent Teacher Teams              2016-2017 Academic Parent Teacher Teams 2015-2016 Academic Parent Teacher Teams    APTT
    Baylor College Summer Institute                  PDF
    Teacher Development Specialist Program Evaluation        PDF          
    APEX Credit Recovery Initiative Report           Apex Learning Online Instruction, 2018-2019  Apex Learning Online Instruction, 2017-2018      
    A New Digital Energy Brief                 PDF
    Writer's Workshop: Its effects on Fourth Grade Students              Writer's Workshop, 2015-2016    
    To Educate All Children(TEACH)         2019-2020 TEACH Report 2017-2018 To Educate All Children(TEACH) 2016-2017 T.E.A.C.H 2015-2016 TO EDUCATE ALL CHILDREN (TEACH)  
    Head Start Collaborative Partnership Program     Houston ISD and Head Start Collaborative Programs Data Report, 2020–2021 Houston ISD and Head Start Collaborative Programs Data Report, 2020–2021       2016-2017 Kindergarteners Previously In HeadStart & HISD Kindergarten 2015-2016 Kindergarteners Previously In HISD and HeadStart   PDF  
    Effects of HISD PreKindergarten on Kindergarten Performance           2017-2018 Longitudinal Study of Effects of PreK on Kindergarten    2016-2017 Effects HISD PreK on Kinder Achievement 201-2016 HISD Pre-K Effects On Kindergarten   PDF  
    Comparison of 3rd Graders Academic Performance Previously In HISD & Head Start Pre-K Programs                2015-2016 Comparison 3rd Graders Academic Achievement  
    HISD Pre-K Effect on 3rd Grade Academic Performance             2016-2017 Effects of PreK on 3rd Grade Achievement 2015-2016 HISD Pre-K Effects on 3rd Grade Students Achievements 2015 HISD Pre K Longitudinal Effect
    Longitudinal Data Study of AVANCE Students' Academic Achievement in HISD                2015-2016 AVANCE Program Evaluation 2015-2016 AVANCE Program Evaluation  
    Summer School Education Program   2020-2022 Summer School Education Program 2020-2021 Summer School Education Program 2019-2020 Summer School Education Program 2018-2019 Summer School Education Program 2017-2018 Summer School Education Program 2016-2017 Summer School Education Program 2015-2016 Summer School 2015 Summer School Report
    Performance Comparison Of Early Childhood Centers & School Based Programs Evaluation   ECC Evaluation Report 2021-2022  ECC Evaluation Report 2020-2021 pdf   pdf      2016-2017 Effects of PreK on ECC and Schl Based Programs 2015-2016 Comparison of ECC Enrollment on Pre K Students   PDF  
    Vocabulary.com Usage and Impact on Reading and English Performance           Vocabulary.com Usage and Impact on Reading and English Performance        
    Relationship Between Implementation Fidelity of Imagine Math and HISD Secondary Students' Educational Achievement         Imagine Math 2018-2019        
    Literacy Now Evaluation       Literacy Now 2020           
    World Languages Program Evaluation     pdf              
    Dual Enrollment Dual Enrollment, 2022-2023 Dual Enrollment, 2021-2022