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Exam for Acceleration

Exams for acceleration are available for students seeking to advance to the next grade or course level without having received prior instruction. 

Students going into kindergarten are given a series of reading, mathematics and writing tasks to assess first grade readiness.  Students in grades 1-5 must score at least 80% in the four core areas: reading, math, science, and social studies.  Students in grades 6-12 may take single subject exams and must score at least 80% to accelerate through the course.  

Due to recent legislation, exams for acceleration are not available for courses for which a STAAR End of Course exam is required (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History).  

Please visit the links below and/or contact your school counselor for more information: