Curriculum & Instruction

TEKS, Priority Standards, Proficiency Scales, Competencies

To fulfill and sustain the direction of our Strategic Plan, Academics has set four specific priorities each with associated objectives, strategies and tactics. Each is numerically tagged to aide in clarity, alignment and project management.  
Aligned to the district’s strategic plan; four overarching priorities have been established. Each priority is supported by distinct objectives, strategies and tactics. In addition, where noted, specific metrics have been listed to ensure accountability and fidelity to each priority.


  • Priority 1: Improve student growth rates across every school and student subgroup while ensuring accelerated growth for those most in need.
  • Priority 2: Improve teaching and learning opportunities for students learning English as a second/other language to ensure 1) academic growth in excess of SBISD averages, 2) achievement rates above state and local averages, 3) high school graduation rates above state and local averages and 4) post-secondary success aligned to T-2-4
  • Priority 3: Ensure that every SBISD school adheres to a school-specific instructional framework that informs 1) Planning & Design, 2) Teaching & Learning and 3) Reflection & Adjustment.
  • Priority 4: Provide SBISD educators with high-quality tools and resources that support the four ingredients of personalized learning; 1) holistic, actionable data, 2) individualized instruction, 3) student voice and agency, and 4) access to anywhere, anytime learning.