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 test 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 – 28, 2022, and will take place at Camacho Elementary School. Registration is done with your elementary campus counselor. Registration ends June 3, 2022.

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. To learn more about EA testing and to register for EA testing, contact your campus counselor.

Exams For Acceleration Important Dates

AdministrationRegistration WindowTesting WindowGrade LevelsNotes
Summer 2022March 21, 2022 – April 22, 2022June 7 – 9, 2022K-12Testing at Reagan Elementary. Registered participants will receive testing information and sign up link by email the week prior to testing.
Additional Summer Kinder 2022April 22, 2022 – June 3, 2022July 26-28, 2022KinderTesting at Camacho Elementary. Registered participants will receive testing information and sign up link by email the week prior to testing.
Fall 2022August 1, 2022 – August 24, 2022September 21 – 23, 2022K-12Testing on campus.
Winter 2022September 27, 2022 – October 28, 2022December 5 – 7, 2022K-12Testing on campus.
Spring 2023January 9, 2023 – February 3, 2023March 6 – 8, 2023K-12Testing on campus.
Summer 2023March 20, 2022 – April 14, 2022May 30 – June 2, 2023K-12Details for testing will be released in May 2023.

Need additional information?

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

Please contact your campus counselor for more information.