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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 2018

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

  • Kindergarten Acceleration Parent Meeting: TBD
    Frisco ISD Administration Building
    It is recommended that parents attend without children.

  • Test Dates: June 4 and 5

  • Application Deadline: May 17, 2018 (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 (15 out of 19)

  • Reading Level: A DRA score of 10 or above

Powerpoint

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