The Dallas ISD is changing the way children learn. This curriculum overview, presented by grade, has been provided to parents as part of a comprehensive set of targets and initiatives known as Dallas Achieves! The guides will make it easier for parents and the community to understand what is expected of students in every subject at every grade level. This fundamental shift in the way children are taught is necessary to fulfill the district’s commitment to parents and to Dallas to educate and graduate students ready for college. The goal is for all students to excel and for the Dallas ISD to become the best urban school district in the nation.