Testing at Nolan Creek

boy student looking frustrated when taking test
  • As a Texas public school, Nolan Creek School students are required to the STAAR tests in grades 3-8.
     

    Exam for Acceleration:

    A student will be permitted to take an exam to earn credit for an academic course or subject area for which the student has had no prior instruction or to accelerate to the next grade level.

    A student in grade 6 or above will earn course credit with a passing score of at least 80 on the exam, or a score designated by the state for an exam that has alternate scoring standards. A student may take an exam to earn course credit no more than twice. If a student fails to achieve the designated score on the approved exam before the beginning of the school year in which the student would need to enroll in the course according to the school’s course sequence, the student must complete the course.

    A student in grade K–5 will be eligible to accelerate to the next grade level if (1) the student scores at least 80 on each exam in the subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; (2) the Principal recommends that the student be accelerated; and (3) the student’s parent gives written approval of the grade advancement.

    If a student plans to take an exam, the student (or parent) must register with the Principal at least two weeks before the scheduled test dates.  Tests will be administered at Nolan Creek School. The school will not honor a request by a parent to administer a test on a date other than the published dates.  If Nolan Creek agrees to administer a test other than the one chosen by the school, the student’s parent will be responsible for the cost of the exam.