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STAAR Elementary Testing

Please visit the district site to see dates for testing.

Student Accident Insurance

If you need insurance for your child for this school year, you may download the following forms.

Student Insurance Brochure

Student Insurance Claim form

TEA Student Data Portal

TEA has developed a data portal that allows parents to have access to their student's assessment information across administrations. 

  • Click on "Go to Student Portal"
  • Enter "Unique Access Code" (which is located at the bottom of the student's confidential student report)
  • Enter the student's date of birth
The reports provide historical state assessment data for TAKS and TELPAS for each student.  The goal of this online system is to assist students and parents with tracking academic progress.  The site is user friendly and the reports are easy to understand.

Parent Involvement

There are numerous resources at the click of a button for busy parents who need practical ideas that promote school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting.  Visit this informative site to find newsletters for each month that are full of tips and suggestions to help at home.

It's never too early to start thinking about the future. GISD believes that "college and career readiness" begins in elementary school and encompasses a strong academic foundation including all aspects of the GISD Portrait of a Graduate.  

Explore, Plan and Act are the key components of the Garland ISD Ready! College, Career, Life program.  Visit the website for resources that will help you be prepared for tomorrow.

Gifted and Talented

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

The new Garland Area Parent Association for Gifted and Talented now has information available on their web site.

Developing Creativity in Gifted Children and Youth

Creative and innovative thinking are valued as skills in the workplace. Creativity also provides an important and necessary outlet for gifted children. What can parents do to make the development of creativity a natural part of family life? Join us as Dr. Juntune shares ways to have fun as a family while becoming better creative thinkers.  Register for the Webinar and attend in the convenience of your home or office.

Study Island

Study Island is always available for use.  

Type the student's 6-digit Student ID Number followed by @garlandisd (i.e. 123456@garlandisd) as the username.

Use the word student as the password and click Login.


ST Math



Easy Tech

 Easy Tech

Type the student's 6-digit Student ID Number as the Username and Password.

You will need to type "Garland ISD" in the District box for Easy Tech, then click Enter.


Click here to use the ALEKS program.

Type the student's 6-digit Student ID Number as the Username and Password.

Free Online Research Resources 

Please contact Mrs. Murray, our librarian, for passwords to these links.   

Ebsco Reference Resources
Encyclopedia Britannica
Spanish Encyclopedia Britannica
Rowlett Public Library on-line Database (Rowlett Public Library Card Required)
Nicholson Memorial Library System on-line Database
(Garland Public Lbrary Card Required)
District Library Resources (A list of helpful websites Garland librarians have prepared for student use.

Online Resources

Students now have an opportunity to practice on a variety of sites and subjects. Check back often for frequent updates!

Cool and Fun kid-friendly sites

Fact Monster

ELA Resources

Book adventure
Definition Guessing Games
FREE Reading
First 55
Harcourt Resources
Learn, Practice, Review Reading Skills
Link To Learning
Practice Passages and Questions
Reading Activities
Reading activities
Spelling time
Star fall
US DOE Spanish

Vocabulary Learning Fun


Math Resources

AAA Math
Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division Magician

Bobbie Bear
Calculation Nation
(grades 3-8)
Counting and Patterns


Flash Card Facts




Function Machine

Geometry games

Geometry Manipulatives

Math Manipulatives



Order of Operations

Probability & Graph

Problem solving strategies

Teach R Kids Math


Problem Solving

Primary Krypto Game
Telling Time

Times Table
Varied Geometry practice


News Resources for Kids

National Geographic Kid's News
White house


Practice Resources

Carl's Corner
Interactive Venn Diagram
Link To Learning
Science Clips of Physics and Biology Lessons 
Software Tutorials
Story Telling
Teaching Books
Teach The Children Well
Teacher's mouse Pad

Science Resources

Collective resources and Games
Curriculum Games/Extensions
General Science Practice

Grades 3-5 Science extensions/current events
Harcourt Text book- Varied practice
Interactive games
Light, Sound, Forces in Motion
FREE Science
i4c Science
NASA Video Archives
NASA Television
Rivers and Coasts
Science for Kids en Espanol
Sound and decibels


Spanish Sites

Audio on trees

Changing Temperature

Coffee Temperature Changes

Elements of Light and Sound

Explanation of Water Cycle

Float or Sink?

Periodic Table

Plants web quest Refraction

Water Cycle

Wind and Temperature




Writing Resources

Compound Words
Correcting Sentences
Kid Friendly Rubric
Interactive English activities
Merriam Webster Online, word games
Literature Activities
List of lists of games
Power Proofreading
Story starters
TAKS Writing
Webquests on ELA topics
Writing Sheets
Writing Topics
More Compound Words



Time Warner Cable channels 98 & 99, aka "GRS-TV" features a diverse mix of programming developed by video professionals and by students in the Television Production Magnet at LCHS. GRS-TV is now available on the Verizon FiOS Television. Get all the news and information about the GISD on Channels 42 and 43 in Garland and Rowlett. Residents in Sachse should tune to Channel 43.

Online Instruction

 Dimension U
Think Through Math

Test Preparation

Measuring Up Live
Study Island

Resources may have limited availability based on campus subscriptions. If available at your school, students can get login information from their teacher.


Featured Partnerships

Online Driver Education and Defensive Driving Class - Support the Foundation

The Garland ISD Education Foundation has partnered with DriveTheFoundation to offer online driver education and defensive driving courses. Support the work of the foundation while taking online classes that are affordable and convenient for GISD students, parents, and patrons....Learn more

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