Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Rhetoric and Composition

First Advisor

Dr. Jonikka Charlton

Second Advisor

Dr. Mark Noe

Third Advisor

Dr. Alyssa Cavazos


A South Texas school district, PSJA ISD was studied to demonstrate whether classroom teachers can collaborate and create an effective curriculum and resources for the students of the district. The paper will include data from the STAAR Test that has been released during 2011-2015, interviews of teachers that were part of the curriculum team, and data from the United States Census Bureau to understand the demographics of the region. Data that is included will compare the State of Texas to the district before the teacher-created curriculum was in place and after the teacher-created curriculum was implemented.


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