CSCOPE is a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly K-12 grade curriculum support system. In addition to the curriculum, CSCOPE encompasses resources for the implementation, monitors the curriculum and establishes an accountability process to ensure a quality implementation. The curriculum component of CSCOPE is based on best practice models from top researchers. Lessons are all aligned with the TEKS/TAKS and each lesson meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance. You can find out more about CSCOPE at www.cscope.us.
As most of you are aware, CSCOPE was the subject of a recent Senate Education Committee hearing for the purpose of inquiring about several allegations made about the content and intent of a few CSCOPE lessons. During the hearing, several other issues were addressed including why the TESCCC (The entity made up of all 20 ESCs that actually owns CSCOPE) was organized as a 501 C 3 nonprofit, why lessons had not been provided for easy parental and public access, why the TESCCC meetings were not open to the public, etc.
Below, you will find a press release posted today by Senator Dan Patrick, Chair, Senate Education Committee outlining the steps the TESCCC will take to address the concerns raised during the Senate Education Committee hearing. The TESCCC is anxious to take whatever action is necessary to maintain the trust of our clients, State Legislators and the State Board of Education.
To this end, we fully intend to comply with the action steps presented, and we will do so in a manner that will not jeopardize the effectiveness of the CSCOPE product for you, our clients. Though much work will need to be accomplished to comply with the requirements laid out in the press release, we do not believe that any of them will be damaging or compromising in any way. In fact, most of the changes are welcomed suggestions that will assure CSCOPE will continue to be a tremendous value for our clients.
CSCOPE Information Site The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) includes a team of Education Service Centers that represents all areas of the state. The collaborative’s goal is to provide a quality curriculum support system to Texas K-12 schools. TESCCC has developed CSCOPE, a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system. In addition to the curriculum, CSCOPE encompasses resources for the implementation, monitors the curriculum and establishes an accountability process to ensure a quality implementation.