The Texas State Board of Education requires school districts to offer Examinations for Acceleration (EA) at every grade level and for every subject area offered in grades K–12. LISD uses tests from the University of Texas High School and Texas Tech University Distance Education Centers to offer a wide array of exams for grades K–12. Leander ISD uses these resources to ensure standardization and objectivity of the exams. Students earning a qualifying score of 80% or higher will be accelerated to the next subject level (subject level acceleration only) or grade level (grade level acceleration only) in the year following testing.

Kindergarten Exam for Acceleration

Highly advanced kindergarten students who are currently enrolled in kindergarten in LISD can accelerate to first grade ONLY if they qualify through the Kindergarten Exam for Acceleration (EA) into first grade process.

Students will be accelerated into First Grade if they achieve a minimum score of 80% on the grade-level exam in both of the following subject areas: language arts and mathematics.

The summer testing window is July 26 – 27, 2023, and will take place at Camacho Elementary School. Registration is done with your elementary campus counselor. Registration ends June 2, 2023.

Exam for Acceleration Criteria

Grades 1–5

A student in grades 1-5, who has not received instruction at the grade level tested, must be accelerated (promoted) one grade if the student meets the following requirement: The student achieves a minimum score of 80% on the grade-level exam in all of the following subject areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Grades 6–12

Students in grades 6-12 seeking placement credit in a subject area in which they have not received prior instruction may earn credit by passing these exams with a score of 80%.

Testing Dates

Exams for Acceleration test registration and windows are set by the district for students in grades 1–12. Tests must be taken and scores must be received prior to the start of the course to accelerate. To learn more about EA testing and to register for EA testing, contact your campus counselor.

Exams For Acceleration Important Dates

AdministrationRegistration WindowTesting WindowNotes
Fall 2022August 1, 2022 – August 24, 2022September 21 – 23, 2022Testing on campus.
Winter 2022September 27, 2022 – October 28, 2022December 5 – 7, 2022Testing on campus.
Spring 2023January 9, 2023 – February 3, 2023March 6 – 8, 2023Testing on campus.
Summer 2023March 27, 2023 – April 21, 2023June 6 – 8, 2023Reagan Elementary School

Need additional information?

For grades 1-12, UT provides review sheets in a free online printable format, available even before students are enrolled.

FAQ’s Exam for Acceleration

Please contact your campus counselor for more information.