District Testing Coordinator
Campus Testing Coordinators
Brazos High School
Brazos Middle School
SPECIAL EDUCATION TESTING
Katie Allison- Director of Specialized Learning
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 earn credit 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)
* Kindergarten Registration begins April 2023 for Session 3 (May 8-12). Students will also be allowed to register for Session 4 when the window opens May 15, 2023. Please inquire about forms from the counselor after you have registered.
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.
2022-2023 Registration and Testing Dates:
Test Window 1
HS Courses Only
October 24 - November 1
November 30- December 2
Test Window 2
January 17 - February 3
Test Window 3
Test Window 4
If your child is enrolled at Brazos ISD, or If your child does not attend school but lives within the Brazos ISD boundaries and you wish to request a special education evaluation, please provide the written request to the campus principal or contact the Special Education Director, Lana Johnston at 979-478-6016.
Child Find Notice Brazos ISD
Brazos ISD provides special education services to children who have or are suspected of having a disability. Special education services are available to children with disabilities ages 3 through 21. Children who have impaired vision or hearing can receive services from birth through age 21. Services are also provided to students with disabilities attending a private school located within the boundaries of Brazos ISD, regardless of the child's place of residence. If your child attends a public, private, or home school in our district and you believe your child has or may have a disability, please contact Monica Gross, Director of Special Education at 979-478-6016. We will work with you to evaluate your child, determine if your child has a disability that qualifies under the law, and provide educational services to your child if he/she does qualify for services. Services are offered to your child free of charge.
504 Child Find Notice
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator,Teresa Ressler by phone at 979-478-6070.
Gifted and Talented Handbook
Nomination Form- Accepted at each campus October 30-December 1.
Gifted and Talented Referral Process:
Nomination Forms are available: October 30 -December 1.
Nomination Forms are due the last day before Winter Break.
Gifted and Talented Testing and Evaluation will occur January- February.
Parents/Guardians will be notified by March 28 of the results of the testing and evaluation.
Katie Allison, DIrector of Specialized Learning
Quantiles are part of STAAR scores. Parents and staff can sign up for an account to access resources at Quantiles Framework.
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.
Brazos Independent School District
P.O. Box 819 | 227 Educator Lane | Wallis, Texas 77485
Phone: (979) 478-6551
It is the policy of Brazos Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
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