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College Readiness Testing: PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and TSI

Princeton Review

The Princeton Review and LCISD have partnered to offer preparatory courses to help ready students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. See your campus counselor for more details.

PSAT Information

LCISD students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 will take the PSAT at no charge on October 19, 2016. Home school students that are permanent residents of LCISD may also participate in this administration by contacting their nearest high school's Campus Testing Coordinator by no later than September 20, 2016. For PSAT enrollment information, please call the Research, Assessment, & Accountability Department at 832-223-0136. 

For more information on preparing for the exam or the exams themselves, contact your school counselor or the Advanced Studies Department at 832-223-0144.

For more information about the new PSAT scores, please click here. (External Site)

ACT/SAT Exam Information

LCISD students in grade 11 will take the SAT test in April 2017 at no charge. For more information on preparing for the exam or the exams themselves, contact your school counselor or the Advanced Studies Department at 832-223-0144.

Students wanting to take the ACT may contact their school counselor on information regarding test dates both inside and outside the district.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses are eligible to take the College Board AP test at the each May. Students that score 3 or higher on these exams may be eligible to receive college credit. Please contact your school counselor or the Advanced Studies Department at 832-223-0144 for more information.

TSI Information

Information about the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) can be found by clicking here. For more information, contact the College and Career Facilitator at your nearest high school.

State and Local Testing Programs

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, is the state testing program that was implemented in the 2011-2012 school year. STAAR is an assessment program designed to measure the extent to which students have learned and are able to apply the knowledge and skills defined in the state-mandated curriculum standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The STAAR program includes STAAR, STAAR Spanish, and STAAR-Alternate 2.

For more information about the STAAR program, click here. If you have questions about the STAAR or district testing programs, please contact your child's campus or call the Research, Assessment, & Accountability Department at 832-223-0136.

Credit by Exam -- Grade Advancement

Credit by Exam for students seeking grade advancement from Kindergarten through Grade Eight is available during August, October, January and May -- specific windows are listed in the district testing calendars. Campus principals must approve students to be tested. Per state and local policies, students must be tested in the following areas and achieve the indicated level of mastery:

- In order to advance from Kindergarten, a student must answer a minimum of 80% questions correct on individual criterion-referenced assessments in Math and Reading.

- In order to advance a grade level in Grades 1-8, a student must answer a minimum of 80% questions correct on individual criterion-referenced assessments in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Reading.

Assessments for grade advancement are purchased and scored from the University of Texas K-16 Education Center. For information on this program, click here.

Exams will be administered at the student's home campus. For more information, please contact your school counselor or the Research, Assessment, and Accountability Department at 832-223-0136.

Credit by Exam -- High School Credit

Credit by Exam for students seeking high school credit is administered four times each academic year August, October, January, and May. Specific windows are posted on the district testing calendar. Per state law, students needing to gain high school credit must follow the below criteria:

- In order to receive credit for a course that a student has not previously taken, a student must earn a 80% or higher on an exam from either the University of Texas or Texas Tech University.

- In order to receive credit for a course that a student has previously taken, a student must earn a 70% or higher on an exam from either the University of Texas or Texas Tech University.

Exams will be ordered and administered by either the high school or junior high the student attends. For more information, please contact your school counselor or the Research, Assessment, & Accountability Department at 832-223-0136. 

Academic Performance Reports and Legal Postings

For information about district and campus academic performance, including state and federally required performance reports and district and campus improvement plans, visit the Research, Assessment, & Accountability page by clicking here.