Students who will be six years old on or before December 31 of the kindergarten eligible year are eligible for kindergarten acceleration. If the student meets the testing criteria, he/she will advance to the first grade.

Testing Dates for 2019-20

Fall Testing: Qualified students who registered over the summer and wish to accelerate through a grade.

  • Test Dates: August 26-30, 2019

  • Application Deadline: August 16, 2019 (obtain application from your campus counselor and return before deadline)

Spring Testing: Qualified students who wish to accelerate through a grade after Kindergarten Round-Up.

  • Kindergarten Acceleration Parent Meeting: April 30, 2020, 6-7 p.m. in the FISD Administration Building Training Rooms A, B and C. 

  • Test Dates: May 29 and June 1, 2020

  • Application Deadline: May 14, 2020 (obtain application from your campus counselor and return before deadline)

Guidelines

  • Parent(s) must contact the campus counselor for information regarding testing as well as view this powerpoint. Please see campus website for more information. Spring testing will be addressed during Kindergarten Round-Up.

  • Requirements below apply to both spring and fall testing.

  • Parent(s) must complete an application and return it to their child’s school counselor. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and a copy of the child’s FISD enrollment form must be attached to the application.

  • Kindergarten acceleration testing in the fall is done at the child’s home campus. Kindergarten acceleration testing in the spring will be conducted at a centralized location. Your counselor will have location information.

  • Parents will be contacted regarding test results. Recommendations will be discussed. Appeal of the testing results will not be available.

  • A student who tested in the spring may not test again in the fall because test results are valid for one year.

  • Frisco ISD does not accept another district’s kindergarten acceleration testing. A student who enrolls in Frisco ISD must meet Frisco ISD standards if deadlines have not passed.

Criteria - The testing process is administered in phases. A child must master Phase I to be able to progress to Phase II.

  • Phase I – An achievement test is administered to determine the child’s level of achievement. Subtests in vocabulary, language, and math are administered. A composite score of 85th percentile or higher is required to advance to Phase II.

  • Phase II

  • Math Assessment: Minimum score 21 out of 24

  • Writing Samples: Scored with District Rubric (8 out of 10)

  • Reading Level: A DRA score of 10 or above

Powerpoint

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