CREDIT BY EXAM

TISD Offers Acceleration Exams and Spanish Credit by Exam

Students who speak, read, write and/or have the ability to listen in Spanish fluently should consider taking the Spanish credit by exam. This test takes about one and a half to two hours and allows the student to show his or her abilities through all four of these areas. If students take this test and do well, they can earn credit for up to 4 high school credits! Students must have at least two years of foreign language credit to graduate high school, so passing this test will allow students to take other courses in high school that may be more interesting. Get the form from your school counselor and have it signed and turned in by April 30th.

Additionally, 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 the acceleration program may be directed to the school counselor or to Debbie Matthys, TISD Assessment Coordinator, at (512) 352-6361.

 

Los estudiantes que hablan, leen, escriben y / o tienen la capacidad de escuchar en español con fluidez deben considerar tomar el crédito de español por examen. Esta prueba toma alrededor de una hora y media a dos horas y le permite al estudiante demostrar sus habilidades en las cuatro áreas. Si los estudiantes toman este examen y obtienen buenos resultados, ¡pueden obtener hasta 4 créditos de la escuela secundaria! Los estudiantes deben tener al menos dos años de crédito en idioma extranjero para graduarse de la escuela secundaria, por lo que aprobar esta prueba les permitirá tomar otros cursos en la escuela secundaria que pueden ser más interesantes. Obtenga el formulario de su consejero escolar y haga que lo firme y entregue antes del 30 de abril.

 

Además, Taylor ISD ofrece oportunidades para que los estudiantes de secundaria obtengan créditos en materias académicas y para que los estudiantes de primaria aceleren un nivel de grado al aprobar los exámenes apropiados de aceleración. Se ofrecerán exámenes para todos los grados 1-5 y la mayoría de los cursos basados en TEKS en los grados 6-12. El propósito del examen de aceleración es permitir que un estudiante acelere y obtenga crédito por un curso o nivel de grado en particular sin instrucción formal en ese curso o nivel de grado. El estudiante debe obtener un mínimo de 80% en las pruebas requeridas para el curso o nivel de grado que el estudiante desea acelerar. Los estudiantes de primaria deben obtener al menos el 80% en cada examen de nivel de grado (artes del lenguaje inglés / lectura, matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales) para acelerar. Cualquier estudiante de TISD es elegible para participar en las pruebas sin cargo en el momento de la administración programada regularmente.


Las fechas de las pruebas de primavera / verano son:

June 2-3, 2021,   Registration period -  April 12- April 30, 2021

      August 3-4, 2021, Registration period, June 1- 18, 2021.