Find all the resources to support your first grade classroom in one spot! Explore our screening and progress monitoring tools, professional development resources, instructional plans with targeted interventions, family engagement resources and more!
You’ll find all the information needed to get started with the tools and resources on CLI Engage by accessing this simple 2-page, printable document.
Watch this quick video to learn about the tools and resources on CLI Engage, and where to find them!
Comprehensive guides that include information about administration in first grade classrooms.
Texas state law (TEC §38.003) requires that public school students be screened and tested as appropriate for dyslexia and related disorders at appropriate times in accordance with a program approved by the State Board of Education. Grade 1 screening must conclude no later than January 31st of each year.
More information can be found on our Dyslexia Screener webpage.
Dyslexia Referral Checklist
The Dyslexia Referral Checklist (DRC) is a questionnaire that builds a link between direct assessment of early reading skills and classroom observations.
TPRI and Tejas LEE alignments to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
TPRI and Tejas LEE are early reading assessments designed to identify the reading and comprehension development of students in grades 1 and 2. TPRI contains both a Screening and an Inventory Section.
The Branching Rules for TPRI are a resource for teachers intending to administer assessments. These documents lay out the process for each assessment and the next steps depending on the score of the student.
TPRI and Tejas LEE reports include completion reports, growth reports, parent reports, parent feedback forms, class- level reports, individual student reports that include student percentile rankings, and a small grouping tool that provides links to the CIRCLE Activity Collection. Reports can be accessed at the following levels:
See how to access all TPRI and Tejas LEE reports here: Accessing Reports
The offline assessment feature can be used to assess students when an internet connection is not available at the time of administration. The offline assessment can also be used in the CLI Engage assessment practice area.
CLI developed test alternative administration functionality and protocols.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in using TPRI scores to identify students who qualify for instructional intervention (“at-risk” students).
Comprehensive training for TPRI and Tejas LEE is available in the Online Courses section of CLI Engage. Users can earn certificates for the completion of each course.
*Please note that we are not able to award certificates for viewing the video on the public page.
If you would like to earn a certificate for viewing, log into your CLI Engage account, enroll in the TPRI Assessment Training course, available in the Full Course Catalog under the Online Learning and Professional Development section of the CLI Engage dashboard or access through the link below.
TPRI and Tejas LEE Self-Instructional Assessment Training (Log-in required)
View the CLI Engage Training Calendar to view the full calendar for the school year, register for upcoming sessions, and view presentations that have been previously recorded.
The CIRCLE Activity Collection: Pre-K through Grade 2 includes a variety of hands-on learning activities in English and Spanish that teachers can implement in their classrooms during whole group, small group, centers, and one-on-one instruction. Free of charge to all educators.
CIRCLE Activity Collection: First Grade Activities
The CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family provides a variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home. This collection is organized around seven learning domains: Language & Communication, Reading & Writing, Math, Science, Social & Emotional, Physical Development, and Art & Sensory.
Parent Introduction letter to the CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family
This sample letter invites parents to partner with their child’s teacher by engaging in activities from the collection that support child development through play.
Family Lesson Form
Share individualized activities with families to practice each week. The form is fillable and dual-language (English/Spanish).
CLI’s family engagement resources make the most of procedures you likely already have in place, such as progress monitoring, homework, parent-teacher conferences, and open houses.
These documents include family-friendly descriptions of the learning areas that their child was assessed on TPRI or Tejas LEE so families are better equipped to support their child’s learning at home by knowing exactly what is being taught in the classroom, and why these skills are essential to their child’s future.
Find all Family-Friendly Descriptions here: Family-Friendly Descriptions of Assessment Measures
Assist families in becoming more knowledgeable about progress monitoring and supporting learning at home by sharing this comprehensive overview of the Student Report for Parents.
Implementation Guide: Student Report for Parents
This guide was developed for teachers who are sharing the Student Report for Parents with families. It includes the following topics: