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Summer Kindergarten Acceleration and Credit by Examination Testing


Kindergarten Acceleration

Assessment for acceleration from kindergarten into first grade is a process available to Pearland ISD students. A child who demonstrates exceptional abilities may be considered for enrollment in the first grade if the following criteria are met:


  • Eligibility Requirement: A child must be five years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current year to be eligible to take the advanced placement exams. In addition, the child must be enrolled in Pearland ISD schools for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Application Procedure: Parents interested in kindergarten acceleration for their child should make an appointment to discuss this option with the student’s principal and/or counselor. The parent must complete and submit the application form for kindergarten acceleration to the zoned elementary campus office by 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. This test will be administered on June 5, and this will be the only date for testing -- no exceptions. Since the purpose of testing is to determine academic strengths prior to formal instruction, Pearland ISD does not provide study materials or furnish textbooks.
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Credit by Examination for Acceleration

Credit by Examination is for students in grades 1-12 who have not had previous instruction in the grade and/or course. These tests can be used to accelerate a student from one grade to the next or from one course to the next. To be eligible to accelerate, a student must score at or above the 80th percentile in each subject tested.

Registration forms must be submitted to your child’s counselor or principal by Wednesday, April 27, 2 p.m., for the June administration.

The deadline to register for the July administration is Wednesday, May 24.

For registration forms or further information, please contact your school counselor or visit