Kindergarten– Grade 5

The student scores 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;

A district representative recommends that the student be accelerated; and

The student's parent or guardian gives written approval of the acceleration.

Grades 6–12

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.

Board-Approved Examinations

Covers all assessable Texas essential knowledge and skills for the course;

Has not been published and is not publicly available;

Will only be administered in a secure environment under standardized conditions by a school district or institution of higher education;

Has been externally validated;

Is equivalent to state level EOC assessment instruments in terms of content coverage, item difficulty, and technical quality;

Yields comparable results for all subgroups; and

If for a course that has a state level EOC assessment instrument, is validated against the applicable EOC assessment. For a course that is validated for this purpose, a school district must make public:

The test development process; and

The results of the validation efforts.

Annual Administration

Students Who Are Homeless or in Substitute Care

Limitations on Taking Examinations


Education Code 28.023; 19 TAC 74.24, 101.3021(c)

Cedar Hill ISD



DATE ISSUED: 3/16/2016