Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

March 25, 2013

Credit by exam for accelerated tests offered to JISD students this spring

JACKSONVILLE — Courtesy of JISD

 

Credit by exam for acceleration tests are offered by Jacksonville ISD in cooperation with Region 7 Education Service Center for students who wish to earn credit without prior instruction or to “place out” of specific courses or grades.

Grades K-2 will use local assessments.

 Region 7 will offer these exams from the University of Texas at Austin for grades 3 – 12 at the following locations, dates and times:

• Region 7 ESC – Kil-gore on June 4, 5, & 6

• Region 7 ESC – Kil-gore on July 9, 10, & 11

Testing sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

A battery of four exams (math, language arts and reading, science and social studies) is offered for grades 3-5.  The complete battery must be taken.

The following exams are offered for grades 6, 7 and 8:

• Grade 6 – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies & Science

•Grade 7 – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies & Science

• Grade 8 – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies & Science

 The complete battery must be taken in grades 6-8.

 A complete listing of exams for grades 9 – 12 can be found at: www.utexas.edu/cee/dec/k16/credit/index.php?page=examsAvailable.  Please note that at the High School level, each semester exam is ½ credit unless otherwise indicated.

The cost is $30 per test in EACH subject area in grades 3-8 and $30 for ½ Credit Exams or $60 for 1 credit exams in grades 9-12.

Parents must pay at the time of registration.  

Money will be reimbursed to parents upon completion of the exams in the summer.

Parents may contact the school counselor at their child’s campus to register for the exams. 

Registration deadline is April 15.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 2 men arrested after standoff in grocery store

    Two men were arrested early Wednesday morning after a standoff at the B&B Foods in Alto.
    According to Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson, a person reported seeing two black males at the store just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Some area entities closed for holiday

    Many area offices and businesses will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

    April 17, 2014

  • Dispatcher Enge 0416.tif JPD dispatcher killed in wreck

    A dispatcher for the Jacksonville Police Department was killed Monday on her way to work, according to officials.
    Amber Enge, 35, of Whitehouse was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on CR 2177 in Whitehouse.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • CR speed limit changes, E-filling fee top agenda

    On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners set April 28 to hold public hearings concerning the changing speed limits on two county roads.

    April 16, 2014

  • Catherine look.tif Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells

    Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • HOPE event Pic 433.tif Folks attend weekend fundraiser for H.O.P.E.

    It was an evening fit for royalty, as supporters of the Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (H.O.P.E.) program gathered Saturday at The Castle on the Lake outside Jacksonville for “A Renaissance Evening.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church Member looks.tif Church of Wells members attend protest

    About 30 members of the Church of Wells arrived at a protest Saturday. The event was planned after an incident at Wells Homecoming Day on April 5 where the church loudly "street preached" causing a disruption. Three of the church members were injured by two men at the parade. On Saturday, the event was peaceful, despite a few loud voices.

    See the complete story and photos in the next edition of the Daily Progress on Tuesday, April 15.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • ScholarshipAwards.tif 5 receive scholarships from Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee

    The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on March 29.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Deadline to file taxes nears

    As an April 15 deadline for individuals to file their 2013 federal tax return approaches, pressure is mounting for tax preparers.

    April 11, 2014

  • Protest, march planned in Wells

    The town of Wells is planning a march to the R&R Mercantile on U.S. Hwy. 69 from the former Dairy Queen to protest the Church of Wells.
    The event is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

    April 11, 2014