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North Lamar ISD believes that a strong vertical alignment plan and focused curricular units of study are crucial to the educational development of our students. Teachers focus on the specificity of the TEKS within the units of study and create instructional plans that support the learning objectives.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TEKS Resource System
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides opportunities for North Lamar students to learn the academic, technical, and training skills necessary to succeed in future careers. CTE prepares students for the world of work by hands-on context, workplace proficiency, and rigorous program standards.
Please click here to visit our district CTE page for more information.
Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
Texas Workforce Commission
TEXASgenuine Career Exploration
North Lamar ISD students whose home language is a language other than English are assessed for English language proficiency. If a student demonstrates limited English proficiency on a state approved assessment, the student will be eligible for enrollment in the appropriate language program: bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL).
The goal of the Bilingual/ESL program is to enable English language learners to become competent in the reading, listening, speaking, and writing of the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in grade level content areas.
Please click here to visit our district ESL webpage for more information.
TEA Bilingual/ESL Programs
English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
Texas English Language Learners Portal
Texas Education Code 29.121 defines a gifted and talented student as “a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential of performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, possesses an unusual capacity for leadership, or excels in a specific academic field.”
The North Lamar Independent School District recognizes that the abilities, needs and interests of students vary greatly. To that end, we expect that students will benefit from differentiated instructional programs that develop and challenge their unique capabilities within a framework of instructional activities that fosters creativity and productivity. Furthermore, students who are nominated and subsequently assessed, who then meet all state and district criteria for services in the gifted and talented program, will have the opportunity to work within the district’s specialized gifted and talented curriculum.
Students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12 will have an array of learning opportunities such as, but not limited to:
North Lamar ISD GT/Advanced Academics Handbook
Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) began in the 2011-2012 school year and replaced TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills). STAAR is administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and to students taking high school level courses in Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History. The assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The STAAR is available in a variety of formats to serve students who are in the general education program, the special education program, or who are English language learners.
Students will receive annual assessments for:
State Testing Calendar
Brochure - STAAR grades 3-8
Brochure - STAAR EOC (end-of-course)
STAAR Assessed Curriculum and Test Blueprints
North Lamar ISD is proud to bring a wealth of student enrichment opportunities to our students. Shown below are the various programs that are available:
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