Gifted and TalentedTexas Performance Standards Project
In addition to differentiated learning in the general education classroom, the district recognizes the importance of providing gifted learners with opportunities to conduct independent research. 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. The Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) provides a series of TEKS-based performance tasks and assessments for gifted/talented (G/T) students in grades K-12. These interdisciplinary research units, some of which have a discipline-specific focus, can be used by schools and districts to enrich G/T programming. Classroom teachers are encouraged to incorporate TPSP tasks into their plan for differentiated instruction.
The primary, intermediate, middle, and high school level TPSP web pages provide the following resources:
- Several tasks per grade
- Assessment rubrics
- Sample forms that can be adapted to support program administration, communications, and student work
- Samples of student work