Curriculum & Grading Policy

  • Two TES students 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--Open Court and Phonics First
    Science--StemScopes and AMSTI
    Social Studies 

    TES uses I-Ready and DIBELS assessments 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 Alabama 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)