Career and Tech Ed (CATE)

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Tom Bean Independent School District is constantly improving the curriculum and instruction for all students.  It is articulated from the 12th grade down to the Kindergarten students and coordinated within content areas and grade levels.  Tom Bean ISD utilizes the TEKS Resource System (TRS) Curriculum for the four core content areas.  TRS is a guaranteed and viable curriculum in which content area experts throughout the state write the curriculum and continually review all of its components to ensure quality and adherence to the state standards, The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

    Key components of the TRS Curriculum are:

    • A K-12 systemic model in the four core (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies)
    • Common language, structure, and process for curiculum delivery
    • Aligned written, taught and tested curriculum
    • Customizable instructural plans that allow district resources to be integrated into the system

    Tom Bean ISD utilizes various state and/or locally adopted instructional materials and resources to provide the daily lessons that ensure the depth and rigor for higher-level learning.  Curricular areas outside of the four core are taught utilizing the Texas State Board of Education-adopted TEKS.

    Eduphoria Aware is utilized by teachers on each campus to provide common assessments and generate data to evaluate the instruction. 

    For additional information, contact John Orozco, Tom Bean ISD Curriculum Director

    903-546-6076 ext. 204

         TEKS Resource System

         Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


Gifted and Talented

  • 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 Tom Bean 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:

    • instructional and organizational patterns that enable students to work together as a group, to work with other students, and to work independently
    • a continuum of learning experiences that leads to the development of advanced-level products and performances
    • in-school, and when possible, out-of-school options relevant to the student’s area of strength that are available during the school year
    • opportunities to accelerate in areas of strength

    Contact GT coordinator Jeannie LeDane for questions related to the GT program.  


    Tom Bean ISD GT Handbook