District Testing Information
Credit by Exam
Credit by Examination—If a Student Has Taken the Course/Subject (Grades 6–12) A student who has previously taken a course or subject but did not receive credit or a final grade for it may, in circumstances determined by the principal or attendance committee, be permitted to earn credit or a final grade by passing an examination approved by the district’s board of trustees on the essential knowledge and skills defined for that course or subject. Examples of prior instruction include incomplete coursework due to a failed course or excessive absences, homeschooling, or coursework by a student transferring from a nonaccredited school. The opportunity to earn credit by examination after the student has had prior instruction is sometimes referred to as “credit recovery.” If the student is granted approval to take an examination for this purpose, the student must score at least 70 on the examination to receive credit for the course or subject. The attendance review committee may also offer a student with excessive absences an opportunity to earn credit for a course by passing an examination. [See the school counselor and policy EHDB(LOCAL) for more information.]
Credit by Examination for Advancement/Acceleration—If a Student Has Not Taken the Course/Subject A student will be permitted to earn credit by examination for an academic course or subject area for which the student had no prior instruction for advancement or to accelerate to the next grade level.
State Testing Information – STAAR/EOC
STAAR includes assessments at grades 3–8 of mathematics, reading, writing, science, and social studies. All of these assessments are available both on paper and online. STAAR Spanish is available for students in grades 3–5 for whom an assessment in Spanish provides the most appropriate measure of academic progress. STAAR Spanish is available in each subject area assessed by the English version assessments, including all retest opportunities. STAAR Spanish is administered only on paper.
Visit the TEA STAAR website to learn more.
STAAR EOC assessments are available for Algebra I, Algebra II, English I, English II, English III, Biology, and U.S. History. All of these assessments are available both on paper and online.
Students must pass five end-of-course assessments to meet the testing requirements for graduation. Those tests cover Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History.
Visit the TEA STAAR website to learn more.
The Student Success Initiative requires that students successfully master the reading and math tests in grades 5 and 8 to be promoted to the next grade. Multiple opportunities are provided to students to take these tests in these grades. The first administration occurs at the end of April with the second administration in mid-May, the final opportunity occurs at the end of June.
If a student does not meet the passing standard after the second administration a Grade Placement Committee (GPC) meeting is held to determine if the student will be promoted or retained. A parent or guardian should meet with campus staff to determine if retention is an option and what the accelerated instruction program will look like.
Visit the TEA SSI webpage for additional information and resources.
TELPAS assesses the English language proficiency of K–12 ELs in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English language proficiency assessments in grades K–12 are federally required to evaluate the progress that ELs make in becoming proficient in the use of academic English. The assessment components for grades K–1 and 2–12 differ in the following ways:
Visit the TEA TELPAS webpage for additional information and resources.
Local District Assessment – NWEA Maps
Brock ISD will administer the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress Growth, or MAP Growth, assessments this school year as part of a comprehensive assessment system. NWEA MAP Growth is a nationally normed, standardized achievement test that measures what learners know and informs what they're ready to learn next by using a computer adaptive test that adjusts to the ability and knowledge of the learner. Your child's educator will use the results of the NWEA MAP Growth assessments to better understand your child's individual needs and to help him/her progress in the assessed area.
Brock ISD students in grades Kindergarten through 11th take the NWEA MAP Growth assessment in reading and writing. Kindergarten through 9th take the assessment in math. Students will test three times a year, at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. This assessment is not for a grade however, it is important that students try their best. Your child's educator will use the results of the NWEA MAP Growth assessments to better understand your child's individual needs and to help him/her progress in the assessed area. Because the assessment is a growth measure, it can track the growth of the learner between testing events and over multiple years of testing.
Please watch the videos in the link to learn more about NWEA MAP and prepare you and your students for this assessment.
District & Campus Reports
2020 Elementary TAPR