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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.

LCISD State and Local Testing Calendars 

2017-2018 School Year (Revised July 5, 2017):

College and Career Readiness: School Day Testing


Dates for the below tests are included in the LCISD State and Local Testing Calendar and are required offerings.

PSAT

LCISD students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 will take the PSAT 8/9 or PSAT NMSQT at no charge on October 20, 2017. 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, 2017. 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)


SAT School Day

LCISD students in grade 11 will take the School Day SAT in March 2018 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.


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.

 

College and Career Readiness: After / Non-School Day Testing

In addition to the above listed tests that are offered during the school day, LCISD offers the following College and Career Readiness assessments either after school, on weekends, or on specified staff development days.


Please click here for a schedule of testing dates and locations


Please Note:
Most of these assessments require a nominal fee. Please contact your high school counselor or College and Career Facilitator for more details.


Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) 

The TSIA gives an opportunity for students to demonstrate eligibility to take dual credit or non-remedial college courses at Texas community and junior colleges without having to master the SAT or ACT. Please contact your College and Career Facilitator for more details.


American College Testing (ACT)

The ACT gives students an alternative to the Scholastic Aptitude Test for meeting college entrance requirements. Please see your high school counselor or College and Career Facilitator for more details on enrollment requirements and related fees.


S
cholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

In addition to offering the School Day SAT, LCISD offers several weekend sessions for the SAT college entrance exam. Please note, however, that all weekend administrations require students to register and pay all related fees. Please see your high school counselor or College and Career Facilitator for more details on enrollment requirements and related fees.


Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Students interested in enlisting in the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines) may take the ASVAB test to start the process for finding their career path in the United States Military. More information on administration dates and locations will be forthcoming.

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 April -- 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 April. 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. 

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.