CSCOPE up for debate as schools prep for new year

CSCOPE up for debate as schools prep for new year

POSTED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:14am

While two state education leaders prepare to debate over the curriculum management tool called CSCOPE, area school officials said this past week they will continue to use the online system.

An acronym loosely referring to Curriculum at the Scope and Sequence, CSCOPE is a three-section curriculum management tool created in 2006 and implemented at all 20 education service centers in the state. It is used by about 875 districts statewide.

Originally, the program was designed to help a teacher organize strands of information state law requires teachers to teach, called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

TEKS cover four areas: Math, reading, science and social studies.

“When we work with new teachers, it (CSCOPE) is such a support for them because they not only get a curriculum alignment system, but if they follow the scope and sequence they know they are teaching everything the law says they have to teach,” said Betty Steele, curriculum coordinator with Region VII in Kilgore.


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