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Gregory-Portland ISD

CLICK HERE to view interactive data from these reports under "Facts & Figures."

Please select below to view state accountability ratings by district and campus, released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on August 14, 2019. Provided below are links to pages at TEA's public information website, www.txschools.org, for our school district and each campus. Gregory-Portland ISD earned an overall score of 88 for a "B" rating. G-PISD was "Not Rated" in 2018 due to the Hurricane Harvey provision.


DISTRICT

Gregory-Portland ISD


CAMPUSES

Gregory-Portland High School

Gregory-Portland Middle School

East Cliff Elementary School

Stephen F. Austin Elementary School

T.M. Clark Elementary School

W.C. Andrews Elementary School

Credit by Exam

Credit by Exam Dates 2019-2020

Gregory-Portland ISD Credit by Exam Dates

2019-2020

Students interested in registering should go through the campus Counseling Offices. Counselors will submit requests by the deadline to register to Sharon Reckaway at G-PISD Central Office.

Credit by Exam Dates

Deadline to Register

August 8, 2019

July 26, 2019

October 26, 2019

October 11, 2019

February 8, 2020

January 24, 2020

May 16, 2020

May 1, 2020

Credit by Exam for Secondary

The student will be administered a criterion-referenced assessment that has been approved by the Gregory-Portland ISD School Board. Assessments will thoroughly test the essential knowledge and skills required for credit in secondary school academic subjects.

Credit by Examination is available to students with or without prior instruction:

  • Without prior instruction EHDC (Local): If a student is given credit in a subject on the basis of an examination on which the student scored 80 percent or higher, a district shall enter the examination score on the student’s transcript and the student is not required to take an end-of-course (EOC) assessment instrument under Education Code 39.023(c) for the course.
  • With prior instruction EHDB (Local): The principal or designee or the attendance committee, as applicable, shall have authority to offer a student in any of grades 6–12 the option for credit by exam with prior instruction. The student may be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she had some prior instruction if the student scores 70 percent on a criterion-referenced test approved by the Board for the applicable course. 19 TAC 74.24(c)(9)

Credit by Exam for Elementary

The student will be administered a criterion-referenced assessment that has been approved by the Gregory-Portland ISD School Board. Assessments will thoroughly tests the essential knowledge and skills required for credit in elementary school academic subjects.

Credit by Examination is available for grades 1-5 students without prior instruction:

Without prior instruction EHDC (LEGAL): The district shall accelerate a student in grades 1–5 one grade level if the student meets each of the following criteria:

  • scores 80 percent or above on a criterion-referenced test for the grade level to be skipped in each of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies;
  • A district representative recommends that the student be accelerated; and
  • The student’s parent or guardian gives written approval of the acceleration.

Kindergarten Acceleration

Parents interested in kindergarten acceleration for their child should make an appointment to discuss this option with the campus school counselor.

State Testing Information

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program includes annual assessments for
  • reading and mathematics, grades 3-8
  • writing, grades 4 and 7
  • science, grades 5 and 8
  • social studies, grade 8
  • End-of-Course, English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History

June 2020 STAAR Summer Test Dates

Grades 5 & 8 SSI

Tuesday, June 23 - Grade 5 & 8 Math retest

Wednesday, June 24 - Grade 5 & 8 Reading retest

Thursday, June 25 - Make-ups for extenuating circumstances

EOC Testing Opportunity

Tuesday, June 23 - English I

Wednesday, June 24 - Algebra I & US History

Thursday, June 25 - English II & Biology

Friday, June 26 - Make-ups for extenuating circumstances (test schedule conflicts)

SAT / ACT / TSI Information

If you have specific questions regarding college entrance needs, please contact the school counselor.

SAT

Gregory-Portland HS is a test site for SAT. The table below lists the exam dates offered this year at G-PHS. (Non-bold dates are NOT offered at our site). The other dates available for SAT will be in nearby districts. If you need to take a test on other dates, you can search the locations on the registration websites.

How do I register to take the SAT?

Go to: www.collegeboard.org

G-PHS School Code for SAT is 442990

How do I prepare for the SAT?

Here are some free practice sites:

WWW.MARCH2SUCCESS.COM

Free SAT Practice Test

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Online Late Registration Deadline (extra fees)

Location offered locally (or other)

August 24, 2019

October 5, 2019

July 26, 2019

September 6, 2019

August 13, 2019

September 24, 2019

Gregory-Portland HS

Not offered at G-PHS

November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

Gregory-Portland HS

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

Not offered at G-PHS

March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

Gregory-Portland HS

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 22, 2020

Not offered at G-PHS

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

Gregory-Portland HS

ACT

Gregory-Portland High School is currently not a test site for ACT.

How do I register to take the ACT?

Go to www.actstudent.org

How can I prepare for the ACT?

Here are some free practice sites:

WWW.MARCH2SUCCESS.COM

Free ACT Practice Test


Test Date

Registration Deadline

Online Late Registration Deadline (extra fees)


September 14, 2019

August 16, 2019

August 30, 2019

October 26, 2019

September 20, 2019

October 4, 2019

December 14, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 22, 2019

February 8, 2020

January 10, 2020

January 17, 2020

April 4, 2020

February 28, 2020

March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 22, 2020

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 26, 2020

TSI

What is the TSI Assessment?

The purpose of the TSI test is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading as well as College Readiness. In order to enroll in dual credit courses a student must score COLLEGE READY on the TSI.

How do I prepare for the TSI?
You can go to this website to take a practice test: http://ctle.hccs.edu/gcpass/TSIPracticeTests/tsipracticetests.htm

What do I need to do now?
A Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required before testing. This can be done online at www.delmar.edu/tsi . You will need to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on Click here to begin your Pre Assessment Activity here link.

What do I bring the day of the test?
Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)
NO Calculators

Where do I go to take the TSI?
G-PHS - Testing begins at 8:30 a.m. (average testing time is 4 - 5 hours)

How do I get scores for the TSI?

You will be able to view your scores for the TSI immediately after testing. You will receive a score card with your scores and the levels you attained. G-PHS offers multiple testing opportunities throughout the school year. The fee for testing at G-PHS is $20. There are no fee waivers available for TSI testing. You may also go to any higher education institution that offers TSI.

Test Dates

Registration Window

February 8, 2020

Jan. 27 - Feb. 13, 2020

March 21, 2020

March 2 – 19, 2020

April 18, 2020

April 6 – 16, 2020

May 16, 2020

May 4 – 14, 2020


Registration for TSI is in the Counselor's Office at G-PHS.

Contact

If you have any general questions, please contact

Sharon Reckaway | Director of Assessment & Accountability

361.777.1091 ext. 1030

Email: sreckaway@g-pisd.org