Curriculum & Grading Policy

TES kids reading books


Tarrant Elementary School is a superior educational facility that provides a challenging curriculum for all students. Our standard curriculum for grades K-2 include:

Reading--Reading Wonders and Reading Horizons

Math--Math Investigations

Science--StemScopes and AMSTI

Social Studies


TES uses DIBELS for grades K-2. Students are tested for growth in the fall, winter, and spring. Teachers use DIBELS scores to ascertain student abilities and levels of understanding. This is one of the factors teachers use with student placement and curriculum planning.

Grading Policy

Tarrant Elementary School students receive a Standards Based Report Card. Standard Based Report Cards are based on the College and Career Ready Standards.  Students are evaluated on mastery or non-mastery of individual standards.  Non-mastered standards are re-taught until students master the standards at their highest demonstrated ability at the end of the 9 weeks/year.


Grades K-2

            E                     Excellence (above grade level)

            S                     Satisfactory (on grade level)

            P                     Progressing (partial mastery)

            N                     Needs improvement (non-mastery)