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District Testing Coordinator

Teresa Ressler

979-478-6070

tressler@brazosisd.net

 

Campus Testing Coordinators

Brazos High School

Becca Naseman

979-478-6004

bnaseman@brazosisd.net

 

Brazos Middle School

Katie Allison

979-478-6044

kallison@brazosisd.net

 

Brazos Elementary

Latonia Brison

979-478-6033

lbrison@brazosid.net

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION TESTING

Lana Johnston

979-478-6016

ljohnston@brazosisd.net

***Dates are subject to change

STAAR

 

 

Paper Admin Date

Online Testing Window

FALL EOC

ENG I EOC

Eligible students

December 8

December 8

ENG II EOC

Eligible Students

December 10

December 10

ALG I EOC

Eligible Students

December 8-11

December 8-18

BIO EOC

Eligible Students

December 8-11

December 8-18

US HIS EOC

Eligible Students

December 8-11

December 8-18

SPRING EOC

ENG I EOC

Eligible Students

April 6

April 6

ENG II EOC

Eligible Students

April 8

April 8

ALG I EOC

Eligible Students

May 4-7

May 4-June 4

BIO EOC

Eligible Students

May 4-7

May 4-June 4

US HIS EOC

Eligible Students

May 4-7

May 4-June 4

Elementary STAAR TESTING

Writing STAAR

Grade 4

April 6

April 6

Math STAAR

Grade 5

April 6

April 6 -May 7

Reading STAAR

Grade 5

April 7

April 6 -May 7

Math STAAR

Grade 3-4

May 11

May 11- June 11

Reading STAAR

Grade 3-4

May 12

May 11- June 11

Science STAAR

Grade 5

May 13

May 11- June 11

Middle School Testing

Writing STAAR

Grade 7

April 6

April 6

Math STAAR

Grade 8

April 6

April 6 -May 7

Reading STAAR

Grade 8

April 7

April 6 -May 7

Science STAAR

Grades 8

May 6

May 4-June 4

Social Studies STAAR

Grade 8

May 7

May 4-June 4

Math STAAR

Grade 6-7

May 11

May 4-June 4

Reading STAAR

Grade 6-7

May 12

May 4-June 4

Summer Testing

ALG I EOC

Eligible students

June 22-25

June 22-25

BIO EOC

Eligible Students

June 22-25

June 22-25

US HIS EOC

Eligible Students

June 22-25

June 22-25

ENG I EOC

Eligible Students

June 22

June 22

ENG II EOC

Eligible Students

June 24

June 24

Math STAAR

Grade 5 and 8

June 22

June 22

Reading STAAR

Grade 5 and 8

June 23

June 23

 

STAAR ALT Testing

Test Administrator Preview Window

March 15-26

Test Administration Window

March 29- May 7

 

TELPAS and TELPAS ALT

K-12 TELPAS and TELPAS ALT Listening, Speaking Reading and Writing

Feb 22-April 1

 

EL Assessments

Reclassification for 19-20 students

Must be completed by September 21

PK, New Kinder, New to the Country and/or Texas

Identification must occur within four weeks of student enrollment

 

 

 

CREDIT BY EXAM

 

Testing Dates

Registration Dates

Test Window 1

November 30- December 5

October 26 - November 5

Test Window 2

March 1-5

January 19 - February 4

Test Window 3

May 17-20

April 12-22

Test Window 4

July 12-15

June 1-10

 

TSI

FALL

TBD

SPRING

TBD

 

PSAT

(Primary Date)

October 14, 2020

(Alternate Date)

October 28, 2020

 

School Day SAT

Spring: TBD

 

ASVAB

TBD

 

 

 

 

GT Testing

Nomination Forms Available

November 1-Dec 17

Nomination Forms Due

Dec 17

GT Testing

January-February

Parent Notification of GT Testing Results

March 1-March 31

 

 

Credit By Exam Information (No Prior Instruction)

Exam for Acceleration/Credit by Examination – No Prior Instruction provides course credit for students who are enrolled in Brazos Independent School District and have no prior formal instruction in the grade level or course. Students must score 80% or higher to receive credit.

Credit By Exam Information (With Prior Instruction)

K-5 The principal or designee or the attendance committee, as applicable, shall have authority to offer a student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in a subject or to earn course credit by examination when the student has had prior instruction in a subject and when:

1. The student is enrolling in the District from a non-accredited school [see FD];

2. The student has failed a subject or course; or

3. The student has earned a passing grade in a subject or course but has failed to earncredit or a final grade because of excessive absences [see FEC].

The Board-approved examinations shall assess the student’s mastery of the essential knowledge and skills and shall be administered according to established District procedures. Prior to offering a student an opportunity to demonstrate mastery or earn credit by this method, an appropriate District employee shall review the student’s educational records to determine whether the student has had prior instruction in the subject or course.

Grades 6-12 In accordance with local policy, a student in any of grades 6–12 may be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she had some prior instruction if the student scores 70 percent on a criterion-referenced test approved by the board for the applicable course. 19 TAC 74.24(c)(12)

REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CAMPUS COUNSELOR DURING THE REGISTRATION WINDOW.

Brazos ISD will use tests created by Texas Tech University

Review Materials: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/145?filename=EHDC(LEGAL).pdf

Registration Eligibility (Students must meet all eligibility requirements)

  • Student is enrolled in Brazos ISD.*
  • Elementary students must meet the state law age requirement—five years old by September 1st for Kindergarten, or six years old by September 1st for First Grade.
  • Registration form is completed indicating grade level/subject for testing.
  • School counselor must sign registration form to verify the student’s grade level and CBE eligibility.
  • All registration forms must be received by the school counselor by the registration deadline.

* Kindergarten Registration begins April 2021 for Session 3 (May 17-20).  Students will also be allowed to register for Session 4 when the window opens June 1, 2021.  Please inquire about forms from the counselor after you have registered.

Score Requirements  

Kindergarten Score Requirements: Students must score a minimum of 80% on mathematics and the reading/language arts exams for advancement to first grade

Grades 1-5 Score Requirements: Students must score a minimum of 80% on each subject area of criterion-referenced tests that cover the essential knowledge and skills in reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science for the grade level they wish to skip.

Middle School Test and Score Requirements (6-8): Middle School courses are awarded credit for the entire year. A student must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the exam in a subject area to be awarded course credit. Scores of 80, or above will be recorded as the grade on the student’s academic achievement record and the student will receive regular/non-weighted course credit. Scores below 80 will not be recorded on the student’s permanent transcript.

High School Tests and Score Requirements (9-12): Students wishing to earn credit for a high school course will take tests created by the University of Texas Tech. 

  • Passing score 80 % or higher with no prior instruction
  • Passing score 70% of higher with prior instruction
  • Credit for all courses earned with Credit by Exam will receive regular/non-weighted course credit.
  • Credit by Exam reviews: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/k12/cbe/review/
  • A student may not attempt to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course more than two times. If a student fails to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course before the beginning of the school year in which the student would ordinarily be required to enroll in that course in accordance with the district’s prescribed course sequence, the student must satisfactorily complete the course to receive credit for

Additional Information

  • The district will not accept scores of testing completed outside of our district scheduled testing window without prior approval from the Department of Assessment.
  • If the student meets the score requirements for a course, the scores must be recorded as the grade on the student’s transcript and regular/non-weighted course credit must be awarded to the student and calculated in the student’s GPA, whether the designation is with Prior Instruction (minimum standard: 70) or Without Prior Instruction (minimum standard: 80). 
  • The student is only allowed two attempts at a course exam.
  • All sessions are to test out of the following school year.
  • The student’s classification as “No Prior Instruction” or “With Prior Instruction” may not be changed once the test is administered.
  • A 'No Show' is considered an attempt for a CBE score.  Students who do not appear for their scheduled exam are not eligible to register for the same exam the same school year without district approval.
  • Students will only be allowed to take one level, per session for any subject.  World Languages can test out of multiple levels.  The levels MUST be identified first.

 

Registration and Testing Dates:

 

Registration Dates

Testing Dates

Test Window 1

October 26 - November 5

November 30- December 5

Test Window 2

January 19 - February 4

March 1-5

Test Window 3

April 12-22

May 17-20

Test Window 4

June 1-10

July 12-15

 

Our vision:  

BRAZOS ISD inspires each student to become a productive citizen who demonstrates leadership, passion, and self-reliability. We foster a culture of respect, community, perseverance, and achievement.  

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