Grade Acceleration Program

  • Wylie ISD has Grade Acceleration Testing during district acceleration windows.

    Kindergarten – Grade 5

    A district shall develop procedures for kindergarten acceleration that are approved by the board.

    A district shall accelerate a student in grades 1–5 one grade level if the student meets the following requirements:

    1. The student scores 80 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;
    2. A district representative recommends that the student be accelerated; and
    3. The student's parent or guardian gives written approval of the acceleration.

    Grades 6 – 12

    A district shall give a student in grades 6–12 credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores:

    1. A three or higher on a College Board advanced placement examination that has been approved by the board for the applicable course;
    2. A scaled score of 50 or higher on an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and approved by the board for the applicable course; or
    3. Eighty percent or above on any other criterion-referenced test approved by the board for the applicable course.

    If a student is given credit in a subject on the basis of an examination on which the student scored 80 percent or higher, a district shall enter the examination score on the student's transcript and the student is not required to take an end-of-course (EOC) assessment instrument under Education Code 39.023(c) for the course.

    Limitations on Taking Examinations

    A student may not attempt to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course more than two times.

    If a student fails to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course before the beginning of the school year in which the student would ordinarily be required to enroll in that course in accordance with the district's prescribed course sequence, the student must satisfactorily complete the course to receive credit for the course.

2023-2024 District Acceleration Request Window

  • Week 1: July 17 - July 20, 2023 (Closed Friday)
    Week 2: October 23 – 27, 2023
    Week 3: February 5 – 9, 2024
    Week 4: May 13 – 17, 2024

    Please contact the counselor at your school for specific testing information.

Characteristics for Grade Acceleration

  • The following characterists determine when grade acceleration may be appropriate.

    • Consistently performs above peers in an academic environment.
    • Willingness for complexity - curious and inventive.
    • Persistent pursuit of goals - keenly observant.
    • Large vocabulary - facility in expression.
    • Intense attention and long attention span.
    • Adept in analyzing self-strengths and weaknesses.
    • High interest in art and/or music.
    • Breadth of information - retains and uses information.