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EDUCATION NOTES

Credit-by-exam dates set for Rockdale ISD

Rockdale ISD, in compliance with Texas Education Agency requirements and RISD Board Policy EEJB, has established policies and procedures for credit by- exam for acceleration in grades K-12. Students and/or parents who want to consider an accelerated progression through school should v isit w ith the campus principal or counselor, according to Lynnette L. Guerra, RISD Testing Coordinator.

On all campuses, specific criteria must be met. Students must achieve a certain score(s) on a criterion-referenced exam(s). In addition, the student’s parent or guardian must give written approval of the proposed acceleration and the campus principal must also concur, Guerra said.

In grades K- 5, the student must score 90 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.

In grades 6-12, the student can receive credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores 90 percent or above on a criterion-referenced examination for acceleration. Students scoring 90 percent or better will receive that examination score as the course grade on the academic record.

Guerra said test dates for the 2011-12 school year have been scheduled as follows: Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1, 2011 and May 1, 2 and 3, 2012. Since the exams may be ordered from outside sources, the deadline to request testing for fall 2011 is Aug. 1 and spring 2012 is April 2. Campus principals and counselors have the forms required for submitting a request for credit-by-exam for acceleration. Please consult the principals or counselors for more information on this subject.

Three THS grads earn AP scholar awards

THOR NDALE—Three class of 2011 Thorndale High School graduates have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams, according to counselor Debbie Blazier. Those three graduates were Lacy Griffith, Carl Kroeger and Margie Llana.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program ® (AP ®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Thorndale High School, the three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of three or higher.

Through 34 different collegelevel courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process.


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