Austin ISD's guaranteed and viable curriculum is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS), College and Career Readiness Standards(CCRS), English Language Proficiency Standards(ELPS), and 21st Century Skills. The AISD curriculum promotes high expectations for student achievement.  AISD standards-based curriculum is written using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework designed by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins (Expanded 2nd Edition, 2005). 

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Parent Information


Parent Guides in Austin ISD are easily accessible via the Parent Cloud. Austin ISD prouduces Parent Guides for each grade level:

  • Elementary School (Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and Science);
  • Middle School (Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and Science);
  • High School Language Arts (ELA I-IV)
  • High School Science (Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • Math (Algebra I-II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Math Models)
  • Social Studies (U.S. History, World History, World Geography, Government and Economics) are available for download.

Parent guides include the scope and sequence of instruction and instructional support information. If you have any questions please contact the Curriculum Division at 512-414-4854.



Curriculum Development

The Curriculum Department collaborates with district teachers to develop the district’s curriculum guides. These curriculum guides include the Yearly Planning Guides (YPGs) and Student Performance Guides (SPGs).

Yearly Planning Guides provide a yearly scope and sequence “at-a-glance." While Student Performance Guides clearly define what students should know and be able to do. The following components also included in the SPGs: key vocabulary (English and Spanish for elementary), resources, performance tasks, and exemplar lessons. 

All curriculum guides are annually reviewed and revised with the Curriculum Writers Cadre (CWC) in June.  

Teachers can access important curriculum information by clicking here.  If you are not logged into the Austin ISD Cloud, you may be prompted to do so.