Assessments of Course Performance (ACPs) are the fall and spring semester final exams used by the district. The test scores are used as part of the students’ summative evaluation grades K-12. They are created in collaboration with Teaching and Learning.
ACPs are secure tests.
Standard ACPs are administered with student test booklets.
Performance ACPs are demonstrative components of an SE. The students’ final grade is combined with a non-traditional test and a standard test.
They assess the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Student Expectations (SEs), objectives based on the district’s curriculum guides.
ACPs are created for courses in Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, English as a Second language (ESL), World Languages, Technology, Health and Fine Arts. (Please review the ACP blueprints for a complete listing of tests by grade and content area.)
Data from the tests are summarized and presented on MyData Portal, for district and campus administrators and teachers who use the information to make instructional decisions.
ACPs, per Board Policy, are a part of the course and represent 15% of a semester grade in high school and 10% of a semester grade in middle school. For Elementary school, the ACP represents 5% of the semester grade for grades 3-5. These test scores must be present to award course credit.