Welcome to the expanded Integrating Standards website.
This website provides clear and useful resources for integrating Texas graduation standards into non-standard settings.
Special Education contains the downloadable Framework for Integrating Graduation Standards and 6 hour adult driver education course, a discussion forum, calendar of events, and other downloadable curriculum resources.
Alternative Learning Programs contains the downloadable Guidebook for Integrating Texas Graduation Standards and Alternative Programs and other useful links for alternative education providers.
Career and Technical Education provides the Guidelines for Addressing Standards in Career and Technical Education.
Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) contains lesson
plans, assessments and other resources covering Community Participation, Home Living / Daily Living and Recreation and Leisure.
Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) focuses on identifying and
field testing curriculum aligned with the graduation standards in four instructional areas: Social Studies, Science, Math, and Arts and Literature.
Standards in a Changing World
We can count on standards changing. The Texas State Legislature is currently debating alternative standards for our educational system. The fact that standards change, however, does not lessen our need to consider them in our curriculum planning.
The Process Will Not Change
Even though standards will change, the systematic way we think about them will not. The process for considering how standards affect curriculum remains constant.