Each summer Humble ISD provides testing sessions for students who wish to attempt credit by exam for acceleration to skip a grade and/or a course. Current 6th and 7th grade students who wish to advance to an honors mathematics class will follow the same testing procedure and schedule as all other students taking credit by exam for acceleration. This spring we will have two testing sessions on Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, May 30. We will have summer testing every Thursday beginning June 11.
Summer Testing Sessions: Thursday, June 11, Thursday, June 18, Thursday, June 25, Thursday, July 9, Thursday, July 16, Thursday, July 23, Thursday, July 30
Testing Times: Morning Session: 8:30AM – 11:30AM, Afternoon Session: 12:30PM - 3:30 PM
Testing Locations: Instructional Support Center - 4810 Magnolia Cove Kingwood, Texas
Testing Criteria: To skip a grade, elementary students must take 4 tests and middle school students must take 8 tests – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science for the grade they wish to skip. A score of 80% is required on all tests for the student to be eligible to skip the grade. Students are allowed 3 hours for each test although they rarely use that much time. Parents should be available on testing days so they can be reached if students finish early.
Humble ISD offers mathematics placement exams for middle school students who wish to move from their current on-level class to an honors mathematics class next year. Honors courses typically cover 1½ years of material each year. In 6th grade Honors students cover all 6th grade material plus half of 7th grade material. Students in 7th grade Honors cover the other half of 7th grade material and one full year of 8th grade material.
Current 6th grade students will be required to take a 1.5 hour exam to demonstrate mastery of half of 7th grade material so that they will be prepared for 7th grade Honors mathematics next year. Current 7th grade students will need to take two 1.5 hour exams, one for each of the 8th grade semesters. Students must score 80% or better on each placement exam.
Registration: To register a student for credit by exam for acceleration, parents and students should contact their campus counselor.