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Click here for Lamar CISD's 2020-2021 Return to School Guidelines and the latest COVID-19 updates.

Testing Information

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

High School students in grades 10-12 that are interested in enlisting for military service may take the ASVAB test to start the process for finding their career path in the United States Military. The deadline for student registration is May 7.

Students may register for the May 14 administration by clicking the button below:

Click Here to Register for ASVAB

STAAR and TELPAS for Virtual Students 

The Texas Education Agency requires state assessments to be administered in-person by certified and trained personnel. Therefore, these assessments cannot be administered remotely.

The Texas Assessment Program includes the following assessments: - STAAR Grades 3-8 & End Of Course - STAAR ALTERNATE 2 for Grades 3-8 - TELPAS for Grades K-12 - TELPAS ALTERNATE for Grades K-12

LCISD highly recommends that virtual students participate in state testing as appropriate to the child’s grade level and needs. For more information, please click here.

STAAR y TELPAS para Estudiantes Virtuales

La Agencia de Educación de Texas solicita que los exámenes del estado se realicen en forma presencial con personal capacitado y certificado; por tanto, los exámenes no serán de forma virtual.

El programa de evaluación de Texas incluye los siguientes exámenes: - STAAR del 3er al 8o grado y de final del curso - STAAR ALTERNATE II del 3o al 8o grado - TELPAS del Kínder al 12o grado - TELPAS ALTERNATE del Kínder al 12o grado

Lamar CISD recomienda firmemente que los estudiantes que reciben instrucción virtual se presenten a los exámenes de nivel y necesidades adecuados que marca el estado de acuerdo. Para mas informacion, clic aqui.

State and Local Testing Programs

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, is the state testing program that was implemented in the 2011-2012 school year. STAAR is an assessment program designed to measure the extent to which students have learned and are able to apply the knowledge and skills defined in the state-mandated curriculum standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The STAAR program includes STAAR, STAAR Spanish, and STAAR-Alternate 2.

For more information about the STAAR program, click here. If you have questions about the STAAR or district testing programs, please contact your child's campus or call the Research, Assessment, & Accountability Department at 832-223-0136.

LCISD State and Local Testing Calendars*

2020-2021 Elementary Testing Calendar - Revised 03/12/21
2020-2021 Middle / Junior High Testing Calendar - Revised 03/12/21
2020-2021 High School Testing Calendar - Revised 03/12/21

*All dates are subject to change. Although, LCISD will work to accommodate the needs of learners in the virtual instruction environment, some assessments may require students to be tested at a campus or district facility. 

In order to access testing calendars published by the Texas Education Agency, click here.

College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR): School Day Testing


Dates for the below tests are included in the LCISD State and Local Testing Calendar and are required offerings.

PSAT

LCISD students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 will take the PSAT 8/9 or PSAT NMSQT at no charge on October 14, 2020. For further PSAT enrollment information, please contact your school's Campus Testing Coordinator.

SAT School Day

LCISD students in grade 11 will take the School Day SAT in March 2021 at no charge. For more information, contact your Campus Testing Coordinator.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses are eligible to take the College Board AP test at the each May. Students that score 3 or higher on these exams may be eligible to receive college credit. Please contact your school counselor for more information.

College Readiness Testing

In addition to the above listed tests that are offered during the school day, LCISD offers the following College Readiness assessments either during select instructional days, after school, on weekends, or on specified staff development days.

Please Note: Some of these assessments require a nominal fee. Please contact your high school counselor, Campus Testing Coordinator, or College and Career Facilitator for more details.

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) 

The TSIA gives an opportunity for students to demonstrate eligibility to take dual credit or non-remedial college courses at Texas community and junior colleges without having to master the SAT or ACT. Please contact your Campus Testing Coordinator or College and Career Facilitator for more details.

American College Testing (ACT)

The ACT gives students an alternative to the Scholastic Aptitude Test for meeting college entrance requirements. Please see your high school counselor or College and Career Facilitator for more details on enrollment requirements and related fees.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

In addition to offering the School Day SAT, LCISD offers several weekend sessions for the SAT college entrance exam. Please note, however, that all weekend administrations require students to register and pay all related fees. Please see your high school counselor or College and Career Facilitator for more details on enrollment requirements and related fees.

College Readiness Testing Dates for 2020-2021

Credit by Exam -- Grade Advancement

Credit by Exam for students seeking grade advancement from Kindergarten through Grade Eight is available during August, October, January and April -- specific windows are listed in the district testing calendars. Campus principals must approve students to be tested. Per state and local policies, students must be tested in the following areas and achieve the indicated level of mastery:


- In order to advance from Kindergarten, a student must answer a minimum of 80% questions correct on individual criterion-referenced assessments in Math and Reading.

- In order to advance a grade level in Grades 1-8, a student must answer a minimum of 80% questions correct on individual criterion-referenced assessments in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Reading.

Assessments for grade advancement are purchased and scored from the University of Texas K-16 Education Center. For information on this program, click here.

Exams will be administered at the student's home campus. For more information, please contact your school counselor or the Research, Assessment, and Accountability Department at 832-223-0136.

Credit by Exam -- High School Credit

Credit by Exam for students seeking high school credit is administered four times each academic year August, October, January, and April. Specific windows are posted on the district testing calendar. Per state law, students needing to gain high school credit must follow the below criteria:

- In order to receive credit for a course that a student has not previously taken, a student must earn a 80% or higher on an exam from either the University of Texas or Texas Tech University.

- In order to receive credit for a course that a student has previously taken, a student must earn a 70% or higher on an exam from either the University of Texas or Texas Tech University.

Exams will be ordered and administered by either the high school or junior high the student attends. For more information, please contact your school counselor or the Research, Assessment, & Accountability Department at 832-223-0136. 

Performance Reports and Legal Postings

For information about district and campus academic performance, including state and federally required performance reports and district and campus improvement plans, click here.