Creating Customized District Curriculum Plans


English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

The Kilgo Curriculum Plan integrates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills/Student Expectations (TEKS/SEs) and AP Curriculum for a comprehensive Curriculum Plan, K-12, to guide classroom instruction and assessment for equity and opportunity for students and to provide teachers with a complete curriculum framework with recommended sequences.

The Kilgo Curriculum Plan is based on the Kilgo Research Model, which was used to extensively research the relationship between TEKS/SEs, STAAR/EOC, AP Curriculum, AP Exam, and SAT for grades K-12.  The research model identified and documented the learning objectives common to both TEKS/SEs and AP Curriculum, and verified the skills and concepts assessed on the STAAR, AP Exam, and SAT. A comparison of student performance data on STAAR and AP Exams identified the lowest-scoring skills common to both exams.

All data input and alignment research and recommendations have been done for you, giving you and your staff quality time for teacher and administrator collaboration and planning to create a unique, stand-alone district curriculum plan.

The materials provided include a flash drive containing a subject-specific Database and the Kilgo Research-Based Plan Recommendations, both in Excel.

Database components:

  • All Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills/Student Expectations (TEKS/SEs)
  • Coding of TEKS/SEs for Post-Secondary Readiness for 2016 SAT, 2014 ACT, AP, SAT II
  • Coding of State-Designated Readiness (R) and Supporting (S) TEKS/SEs
  • Dual Coding of Content and Process Standards
  • Vertical Alignment of TEKS/SEs

 Kilgo Research-Based Plan Recommendations:

  • Pacing recommendations based on student performance data trends
  • Deconstruction of TEKS/SEs for accurate interpretation
  • Reading comprehension question stems, K-12
  • Procedures for customizing the district curriculum plans and adding aligned resources