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.

If no examinations for acceleration that meet the state criteria are currently available for a course with an end-of-course assessment, the District shall not offer testing opportunities 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. Criteria for acceleration may include:

Scores on readiness tests or achievement tests that may be administered by appropriate District personnel.

Recommendation of the kindergarten or preschool the student has attended.

Chronological age and observed social and emotional development of the student.

Other criteria deemed appropriate by the principal and Superintendent.

Wylie ISD-Collin County

EHDC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2014.06

DATE ISSUED: 11/18/2014