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Subject area competency eoct test out central high school

Subject Area CompetencyEOCT Test-OutCentral High School

February 10, 2014


Test out
Test-Out

As provided for in amendments to State Board of Education Rule 160-5-1-.15 (AWARDING UNITS OF CREDIT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER CREDIT AND/OR GRADES) adopted by the Board in April 2013, the opportunity exists for students to “test-out” of any course for which there is an associated EOCT and earn credit for the course through that process.

The Rule, as amended, stems from state law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-159.4).

Under the provisions of the amended rule and guidelines published by the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, local boards of education shall award course credit to students who reach the performance level of Exceeds on an EOCT taken prior to taking the course.


Test out1
Test-Out

  • A student may attempt the Biology EOCT prior to taking the course. If the student reaches the performance level of Exceeds, the local board of education shall award the student the Biology course credit.

  • A student may test-out of any course that has an associated EOCT.

    • 9th Grade Lit/Comp

    • American Lit

    • Coordinate Algebra

    • Analytic Geometry

    • Physical Science

    • Biology

    • US History

    • Economics


Student eligibility
Student Eligibility

Students must meet the following requirements to exercise this option:

Not currently or previously enrolled in the course;

Have earned a grade of B or better in the most recent course that is the same content area of the course for which the student is attempting the EOCT;

Received a teacher recommendation from the teacher of the most recent course in the same content area (or, if not available, a teacher in the same content area with knowledge of the student’s academic achievement) for which the student is attempting the EOCT

Received parent/guardian permission if the student is less than 18 years of age.


Student eligibility1
Student Eligibility

As part of the advisement process, schools will carefully consider which students would benefit from such an opportunity and advise accordingly. As part of the advisement process, schools will consider the likelihood for success in future courses that may require knowledge and skills that are inherent within the course. In addition, the student’s post-secondary plans and needs must be considered.The test-out option should not be exercised for students without deliberation and clear evidence of the likelihood of student success both on the test itself and in future coursework/endeavors.

Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria above must not be assessed for this purpose.


Guidelines
Guidelines

Allow eligible students only one opportunity per course to demonstrate subject area competency.

As stated in the Rule, students may earn no more than three units of credit by demonstrating subject area competency in this fashion.


Guidelines1
Guidelines

Students must score in the exceeds level, 90 or higher, to earn course credit.

Students who do not reach the performance level of Exceeds when attempting to test-out must enroll in and complete the associated course. The student would be required to take the EOCT at the conclusion of that course regardless of their score during their attempt to test-out.

EOCT scores may not be banked.

CCSS has determined the student must take the credit if they score exceeds.


Availability
Availability

  • Test Out opportunities are only offered during Mid-Month administrations of the EOCT.

    • March 3-7, 2014

    • August 2014

    • September 2014

  • Beginning in summer 2014, the Summer Administration window may also be utilized for this purpose.

  • This option is not available during the Winter or Spring Main Administrations.


Costs
Costs

Schools will incur no charge for students who meet the eligibility criteria and achieve the Exceeds performance level.

Schools will incur a charge of $50 for students who fail to achieve the Exceeds performance level.

Students will prepay the $50 and be reimbursed if they score exceeds.


Points to consider
Points To Consider

Student athletes should note that the NCAA does not recognize course credit through the test-out option.

Impact on GPA: example on next slide

Students competing for Valedictorian and Salutatorian should thoughtfully consider the test-out option.

Course posted to transcript will not show honors


Gpa example
GPA Example

Student A:

Student b:

  • 9th Lit/Comp H 4

  • Coordinate Algebra H 4

  • Physical Science H 4

  • AP Human Geography 5

  • Spanish I 4

  • Chorus 4

  • Health/PF 4

    GPA Calculation:

    Sum(29) / # of courses (7)

    GPA = 4.14

  • 9th Lit/Comp (Test out) 4

  • World Lit H 4

  • Coordinate Algebra H 4

  • Physical Science H 4

  • AP Human Geography 5

  • Spanish I 4

  • Band 4

  • Health/PF 4

    GPA Calculation:

    Sum (33) / # of courses (8)

    GPA = 4.12


Parent information packet
Parent Information Packet

  • Parent Guidance Letter

    Summary of Presentation

    Includes:

    • Student Eligibility

    • Costs

    • Availability

    • Points of Consideration

  • Parent Permission Form

  • Teacher Recommendation Form


Forms due
Forms Due

CHS Students 9th-11th Grade:

Parent permission and teacher recommendation forms due to Julie Meunier no later than 2/26/14.

CMS Students 8th Grade:

Parent permission and teacher recommendation forms due to Becky Sailors no later than 2/26/14.


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