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2016-2017 Examination for Acceleration Dates Set




Georgetown ISD is offering opportunities this summer 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 elementary grades 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 taken for the appropriate course/grade the student wants to skip. Elementary students must earn 80 percent on each grade-level exam (language arts, math, science, and social studies) in order to accelerate.  The following CBE's cannot be used to replace an end-of-course exam (EOC) or for acceleration, only credit recovery: Algebra I- A & B; Biology- A & B; English I- A & B; English II- A & B and U.S. History- A & B.


Testing dates have been set: December 3 & 10, 2016 and January 5-6, 2017 and June 28-29 and July 5-6, 2017. Any GISD student currently enrolled in Gr. K-12 is eligible to participate in testing without charge at the time of the regularly scheduled administration.



Students interested in participating in the examination for acceleration program should pick up a registration form from the counselor’s office at their school or the assessment office at the Central Administration Building (603 Lakeway Drive). Registration forms must be returned to the counselor’s office by the end of the regular school day on Thursday, November 10, 2016 or by the end of the day on  June 8, 2017. Registration forms may also be returned to the GISD Assessment Department (603 Lakeway Drive or faxed to 512-943-1888) by 3:00 PM on November 10, 2016 for December/January sessions or June 8, 2017 for the June/July sessions.



Questions concerning the examination for acceleration program or kindergarten acceleration may be directed to Vicki Barbosa, GISD Assessment Director, at (512) 943-5000, ext. 6034, or Denise Gunn, Assessment Secretary, at ext. 6098. 



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Deadline to Register: November 10, 2016 for December/January or June 8, 2017 for June/July (return to Counselor's office or to GISD Assessment Dept.)