Taylor ISD is offering opportunities for secondary students to earn credit in academic subjects and for elementary students to accelerate a grade level by passing the appropriate examinations for acceleration. Exams will be offered for all grade levels 1-5 and most TEKS-based courses in grades 6-12. The purpose of examination for acceleration is to allow a student to accelerate and earn credit for a particular course or grade level without formal instruction in that course or grade level. The student must score a minimum of 80% on the required tests for the course or grade level the student wants to accelerate. Elementary students must earn at least 80% on each grade-level exam (English language arts/reading, math, science, and social studies) to accelerate. Any TISD student is eligible to participate in testing without charge at the time of the regularly scheduled administration.
The spring/summer testing dates are:
June 2-3, 2021, Registration period - April 12- April 30, 2021
August 3-4, 2021, Registration period, June 1- 18, 2021.
Students interested in participating in the examination for acceleration program should pick up a registration form from the counselor’s office at their school. Registration forms must be returned to the counselor’s office by the end of the regular school day on Friday,April 30, for the June testing. The registration forms for the August testing can be returned to the campus office or to the TISD Central Office.
Questions concerning the examination for acceleration program may be directed to the school counselor or to Debbie Matthys, TISD Assessment Coordinator, at (512) 352-6361.