COCISD instructional teams, including assistant principals, instructional content specialists and our instructional technology specialist, recently met with Dr. Lisa Severns and Gwen Bryant with Marzano Learning and Performance Management. This session utilized Marzano strategies, an evidence-based system that has been proven to improve the effectiveness of classroom instruction.
Next week, April 9th-12th, marks the first round of STAAR/EOC testing for students around the state. State-wide assessments began in 1980, and the latest version - STAAR - has been around since 2012. This article breaks down the grades and subjects tested, and gives information on how to access the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website to view student requirements, previous tests, test results, etc.
The new COCISD Pre-K wing will be open for the 2019-2020 school year. It will house four large Pre-K classrooms, each with its own restroom and water fountain, as well as new offices for COCISD's Health Services Department and a clinic for the James Street Elementary and the Coldspring Intermediate campuses.