MATH TELESCOPING--GRADES K – 7
(Exams to skip a math grade level or math course)
Students currently enrolled in grades K through 7, who meet specific eligibility criteria, may accelerate in math beyond their enrolled grade level or course. Because the acceleration process involves “skipping” classroom instruction for a grade level or course, students must demonstrate mastery of the math content above their current grade level and for which s/he has not received any formal classroom instruction. Mastery is determined by meeting the district criterion on a state-approved exam chosen by the district. Students in grades K through 5 must score 90% or higher on the state-approved exam for the grade level to be skipped. Students in grades 6 through 7 must score 80% or higher on the state-approved exam for the course to be skipped.
A student may be a high achieving learner in their current grade level math course, but that knowledge base is not sufficient to pass a math exam for the next level course when they have not received any instruction. A student must be thoroughly prepared by learning the TEKS of the course in which s/he is attempting to skip. A link to view the TEKS is provided below.
Taking a math examination will not provide you with enough information to judge how your child is performing academically in math. These examinations are the property of UT-Austin and you will not receive information about objectives or skills missed or allowed to see a copy of the examination. Knowing a score or how many questions a child missed does not help in guiding instruction. GCISD uses a variety of assessments throughout the year that will give parents information with regard to how a student is performing academically.Information and Procedures: Parents of GCISD students in grades K through 7, who want their child to take a Math Telescoping Examination, will need to select the link below entitled ACCELERATION EXAMS: Math Telescoping, Grades K-7 Parent Information Packet. Print and Read all information and procedures carefully. Follow the instructions on the Math Telescoping Crosswalk, included in the packet, to understand which exam(s) your child will be required to take. The final determination of exams will be made by GCISD.
Online Registration Procedures: The window has closed for the Summer 2017 Math Telescoping test date. Please check again for the 2017-18 parent information packet with future testing dates.