For placement in grades 1 – 3, a student usually takes nationally-normed tests in Reading and Math to determine relative achievement in these areas compared to other students who have received the same grade level of instruction. This gives administrators an idea of whether sufficient mastery of the prior grade level will facilitate success in the next grade level which is being requested.
For placement in grades 4 – 9, students take tests aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Reading and Math. These tests allow a student to demonstrate achievement in the prior year’s Texas standards that are considered prerequisite for success in the next grade level of instruction.
For award of high school course credits, exams per course can be taken.