Humble ISD uses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to teach children. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), comprise the state mandated curriculum guidelines that establish what every student, from elementary school through high school, should know and be able to do. They were developed to comply with §28.002(c) and (d) of the Texas Education Code.
STAAR is the state’s student testing program. Over the course of their public school career, students will be tested in the core subject areas-reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. The number of tests taken each year will vary depending on the grade level. The STAAR tests for elementary and middle school grade will cover the same subjects and grades as the previous testing program, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). At the high school level EOC assessments will replace grade-specific tests.
House Bill 5
The 83rd Regular Session of the Legislature passed HB 5 and became effective with the Governor's signature in June 2013. This bill codified changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) in a number of areas including curriculum, accountability, assessment and accreditation.