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Middle School Level (6-8)
Sample Forms

These sample forms, which were developed for the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) pilot projects, can be adapted and used as needed for TPSP implementation.

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This sample form is primarily for the teacher

Teacher

This sample form is primarily for the student

Student

This sample form is primarily for the parent

Parent

This sample form is primarily for the mentor

Mentor

Sample Forms to Use at the Beginning of the Project

Student Profile
and Participation Agreement

Use this form to collect basic student information and to document student and parent agreement.

TPSP Student Form

Use this form to collect more detailed student information, including number of years the student has received gifted/talented services.

TPSP Teacher Form

Use this form to collect more detailed information about the teacher, which may be helpful if schools and/or districts are performing program evaluations.

Letter to Students

This sample letter outlines an overview of TPSP, what kind of support the student can expect, timelines, and assessment information.

Letter to Parents

This letter outlines an overview of TPSP, how the school supports the student, timelines, assessment information, and the parent/guardian role in the project.

Topic Submission and Approval

Use this form to provide information about the desired topic of exploration.

Research Plan/Proposal

Use this form to guide students’ research plans and identify possible resources.

Product Proposal

Use this form to guide the creation of a product proposal.

Project Due Dates

Use this form to document the dates of project meetings and milestones.

Sample Forms to Use During the Research Project

Primary Resource Process Sheet

Use this form to document learning from primary resources.

Secondary Resource Sheet

Use this form to document learning from secondary resources.

Sample Parent Permission Form for Travel

Use this form to collect parental permission in the instance that students must travel away from school for TPSP activities.

Weekly Planner

Use this form to record the week’s goals and daily plans.

Periodic Progress Check

Use this form to review the student’s progress throughout the course of the project.

Class Tracking Form

This document is a tool for teachers to use when keeping track of student progress.

Sample Forms to Use Prior to the Final Presentation

Suggestions for Oral Presentations (English)

This document outlines considerations that students may use when preparing their project presentations.

Suggestions for Oral Presentations (Spanish)

This document outlines considerations that students may use when preparing their project presentations.

Tips for Photography and Videotaping

This document contains a series of tips to help teachers working with photography and video.