Curriculum and Assessment

Stanley Ellis
Curriculum and Assessment Director/Title Section 504-ADA Coordinator


Director of Curriculum & Assessment

Dr. Stanley Ellis
662-363-2811, Ext. 9233


Director of Data Processing

Ms. Jamessa Bates
662-363-2811, Ext. 9241


Curriculum Secretary

Mrs. Veronica Crawford
662-363-2811, Ext. 9240


Our Mission

The Mission and Goal of the Curriculum and Assessment Department is to ensure that stakeholders remain abreast of current resources and best practices to ensure student success.

District and School Support

Builds and sustains the capacity necessary to improve the success of all students by working with schools as they endeavor to implement organizational practices that:

  • Help all students meet standards
  • Increase student achievement levels of all students
  • Select/adopt appropriate instructional materials
  • Improve teacher expertise in content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Reduce barriers to student achievement
Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a systematic, data-driven approach to academic and expected behavior instruction that benefits every student in RTI.


District and State Testing

Works with schools to ensure that district and state assessments are implemented according to protocol and data is used to effectively identify daily practices to support teaching and learning.

Test Security Plan Guidance

Test Security Plan

Upcoming Assessments & Events

        Events                                                           Date
  LAS Links Testing (DES)                                         April 3-4  
  MAP(A) Assessments (Elem. & Middle)                  April 4-7 
  MAP(A) Assessments (Elem. & Middle)                  April 11-13
  4 1/2 Week BM Assessments                                April 10-13
  Good Friday Holiday                                                April 14 
  Good Monday (Teacher Workday                        April 17
  MAP(A) Assessments (Elem., Middle & High)         April 18-21  
  MAP Assessments (3rd ELA)                                  April 19-21
  MS-CPAS2 Assessment                                          April 19-20
  MKASK-Readiness                                               April 25-26
  MAP(A) Assessment (Middle & High)                      April 25-28                                       

Pacing Guides

TCSD 2016 - 2017 Pacing Guide Template


Special Events
The Curriculum and Assessment Department coordinates a number of academic events for students
  • District Spelling Bee
  • District Reading Fair
  • Science Fair
  • Student Art Fair

Criteria for Nine Weeks' Exams

1.  Must be 25 questions (no more/no less)
2.  Write the standand at the end of each question
3.  Questions must be written in 12pt font
4.  Make sure the questions are aligned to the performance verbs
5.  Use the same format as sample test items
6.  1 hour max for test administration