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Examination of Acceleration

Rockdale ISD, in compliance with TEA requirements and RISD Board Policy, has established policies and procedures for credit-by-exam for acceleration in grades K-12.  Students and/or parents who want to consider an accelerated progression through school should visit with the campus principal or counselor.

On all campuses, specific criteria must be met.  Students must achieve a certain score(s) on a criterion-referenced exam(s).  In addition, the student’s parent or guardian must give written approval of the proposed acceleration and the campus principal must also concur.

In grades K-5, the student must score 80 percent or above on a criterion-referenced test for the grade level to be skipped in each of the following areas:  language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

In grades 6-12, the student can receive credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores a three or higher on a College Board advanced placement examination that has been approved by the board for the applicable course; a scaled score of 50 or higher on an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and approved by the board for the applicable course; or eighty percent or above on any other criterion-referenced test approved by the board for the applicable course.

Students scoring 80% or better will receive that examination score as the course grade on the academic record.

Window for Examination for Acceleration      Registration Deadlines (4:00 PM CST)
November 16-17, 2023      October 27, 2023
March 21-22, 2024      February 23, 2024
May 16-27, 2024      April 19, 2024
August 1-2, 2024      June 28, 2024