Round Rock ISD alumni who have not fulfilled their TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) test graduation requirements, which became state-mandated in 2002, are encouraged to attend an information session at Success High School and learn how to satisfy the requirement to receive their high school diploma.
At the information session, Success High School educators will assess the best steps to personalize a learning program for the student to receive a passing score on the required TAKS tests. There is no cost to attend an information session or to participate in the TAKS intervention program.
Information sessions are at Success High School, located at 500 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock, TX 78664, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month through May 2019.
Thomasine Stewart, Success High School Principal, estimates it takes on average about 20 hours to prepare for each test a student may need to pass.
“Round Rock ISD teachers who are test subject-matter experts provide evening and Saturday instruction sessions,” Stewart said. “Teachers strive to personalize learning for the student and assign work goals to be completed in the classroom and at home.”
Test completion options may include online or project assessments.
For more information, call Success High School (512) 704-1300 during office hours, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TAKS Remediation State Eligibility Information
The TAKS test is a state-mandated assessment used to determine how well students have mastered the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which is the state curriculum in reading, math, writing, science and social studies.
Meeting the passing standard in English/language arts, math, science and social studies is a graduation requirement in the State of Texas. According to State law, as it relates to the TAKS, students can obtain a diploma by completing one of the options below:
Option A—the individual’s performance on any projects or work samples in the subject area applicable to the assessments on which the individual has not performed satisfactorily (including any projects or work samples identified and assigned by the Local Graduation Committee to be completed by the individual).
Option B—the individual’s completion of career and technical education programs. Any other academic, work, or life experiences determined to be relevant by the Local Graduation Committee.
To meet the highest level of proficiency under Option B, the Local Graduation Committee may consider the following:
- Obtaining one or more of the Texas Education Agency Industry-Based Certifications
- TAKS Exit Level scores on the TSI, ACT, SAT, or STAAR
- Active duty enlistment in the armed services that resulted in an honorable or general discharge
- Performed satisfactorily on the applicable subject-area test of a state approved high school equivalency examination