Texas Performance Standards Project
The Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) comprises a set of performance standards, curricula, and assessments for differentiating instruction and deepening academic learning. TPSP enhances gifted/talented (G/T) programs from kindergarten through high school.
Our goal is to support teachers and students in creating professional quality works as described by the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students.
Strengthen G/T Programs
Teachers may incorporate TPSP into any existing class to best meet students’ interests, abilities, and backgrounds. In high school, credit may be earned for independent studies conducted in state-approved courses.
Align Projects to the TEKS
TPSP gives teachers guidelines for student research activities from kindergarten through high school. These projects, called “tasks,” provide students with opportunities for inquiry across multiple content areas. Tasks are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Connect Students to the World
TPSP tasks provide interdisciplinary connections and real-world applications. In high school, TPSP tasks include open-ended investigations that support extended study with a mentor in a student’s area of interest.
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