GCISD 2022-2023 Acceleration Testing Calendar

Exams for Acceleration - Math Telescoping Grades K-7 
(See general information at the end of this page)

Procedures: Parents of GCISD students in grades K through 7, who want their child to take a Math Telescoping Examination, will need to select the link below entitled Parent Information Packet - Acceleration Exams: Math Telescoping, Grades K-7. Print and Read all information and procedures carefully. Follow the instructions on the Math Telescoping Crosswalk (included in the parent information packet) to understand which exam(s) your child will be required to take. The final determination of exams will be made by GCISD.  


PARENT INFORMATION PACKET - Grades K-7 (English & Spanish versions)   New version coming soon

Online registration opens:  March 20, 2023
Online registration closes:  March 30, 2023 at noon (No exceptions)
Exam Fee(s) due:  March 30, 2023 at noon (No exceptions)

June Testing Window                                             July Testing Window
   Online:  June 5-16, 2023                                        Online:  July 10-21, 2023
   Paper:   June 6-7, 2023                                          Paper:   July 18-29, 2023

Online Math Acceleration - Remotely Proctored Proctorio Fact Sheet (English & Spanish versions)
Paper Math Acceleration Testing Information (English & Spanish versions)

Select from the links below to download study guides from the UT-Austin website and view TEKS from the TEA website.

General Information:  Students currently enrolled in grades K through 7 in the District, and who meet specific eligibility criteria, may telescope in math beyond their enrolled grade level or course. Because the telescoping process involves “skipping” classroom instruction for a grade level or course, students must demonstrate mastery of the math content above their current grade level and for which s/he has not received any formal classroom instruction. Mastery is determined by meeting the district criterion on a state-approved exam chosen by the district. 

Students in grades K through 5 must score 85% or higher on the state-approved exam to qualify for placement in the math telescoping program. Students in grades 6 through 7 must score 80% or higher on the state-approved exam for the course to be skipped. Students will have a maximum of two opportunities to take the exam.

A student may be a high-achieving learner in their current grade level math course, but that knowledge base is not sufficient to pass a math exam for the next level course when they have not received any instruction. A student must be thoroughly prepared by learning the TEKS of the course in which s/he is attempting to skip. To determine if your child is a candidate for telescoping can be found in the "Is Math Telescoping Right for My Child?" document.

Taking a math examination will not provide you with enough information to judge how your child is performing academically in math. These examinations are the property of UT-Austin, and you will not receive information about objectives or skills missed or be allowed to see a copy of the examination. Knowing a score or how many questions a child missed does not help in guiding instruction. GCISD uses a variety of assessments throughout the year that will give parents information regarding how a student is performing academically.