EHDC(LOCAL) - ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR EARNING CREDIT: CREDIT BY EXAMINATION WITHOUT PRIOR INSTRUCTION

Examinations for Acceleration or Course Credit

If a student in grades 1–12 wishes to accelerate to the next grade level or earn course credit without having received prior instruction in the grade level or course, the District shall offer opportunities in accordance with state law and State Board rules for the student to take a Board-approved examination for this purpose.

Kindergarten Acceleration

In accordance with State Board rules, the Board shall approve procedures developed by the Superintendent or designee to allow a child who is five-years-old at the beginning of the school year to be assigned initially to grade 1 rather than kindergarten.

For purposes of this provision, the District shall assign a child who is five-years-old on or before September 1 to grade 1 rather than kindergarten if the student achieves the following:

  1. A score of 90 percent or higher on a criterion-referenced test for kindergarten in mathematics;
  2. A score of 90 percent or higher on a criterion-referenced test for kindergarten in language arts/reading; and
  3. A score of 6.4 years of age or above on a developmental screening examination selected by the District.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

EHDC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2020.03

DATE ISSUED: 5/14/2020