Pre-AP Entrance Recommendations 2019-20

  • Advanced coursework for secondary students is designed to provide academic rigor, deep and more complex content at an accelerated pace, and opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively through authentic learning. Birdville ISD offers advanced coursework in grade 8 through Pre-AP courses in math, English, social studies, and science. These courses require advanced reading, intensive writing, dedicated research, sophisticated products, and independent problem-solving. 

    Birdville ISD encourages students to take on academically challenging coursework; however, it is often beneficial to consider factors which point toward potential success when making enrollment decisions. The following guidelines have been established, based on analysis of factors predictive of success in advanced coursework, to help parents and students make informed enrollment decisions.

     

    Grade 6 Honors Enrollment Recommendation Guidelines

    Grade 6 Math

    Grade 5 Overall Average
    in Math, ELA, and Reading

    STAAR Math 5

    STAR 360 Math 5

    90-100

    40th PR

    40th PR

    85-89

    50th PR

    50th PR

    80-84

    70th PR

    70th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

     

    Note: PR = Percentile Rank

    Grade 6 ELAR

    Grade 5 Overall Average
    in Math and ELA

    STAAR Math 5

    90-100

    35th PR

    85-89

    50th PR

    80-84

    60th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

    Grade 6 Science and Social Studies

    Grade 5 Overall Average
    in Math

    STAAR Math 5

    STAAR Reading 5

    90-100

    30th PR

    30th PR

    85-89

    40th PR

    40th PR

    80-84

    50th PR

    50th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

     

     

    Grade 7 Pre-Advanced Placement Enrollment Recommendation Guidelines

    Grade 7 Math

    Grade 6 Overall Average
    in Math and ELA

    STAAR Math 6

    STAR 360 Math

    90-100

    55th PR

    55th PR

    85-89

    85th PR

    85th PR

    80-84

    95th PR

    95th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

     

    Note: PR = Percentile Rank

    Grade 7 ELAR

    Grade 6 Overall Average
    in Math and ELA

    STAAR  Reading 6

    90-100

    30th PR

    85-89

    40th PR

    80-84

    50th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

    Grade 7 Science and Social Studies

    Grade  Overall Average
    in ELA and Math

    STAR 360 Math

    90-100

    30th PR

    85-89

    40th PR

    80-84

    50th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

     

    Grade 8 Pre-Advanced Placement Enrollment Recommendation Guidelines

    Grade 8 Algebra I (Not recommended due to compacted curriculum of grade 7/8 TEKS in Grade 7)

    Grade 7 Overall Average
    in Math and ELA

    STAAR Math 7

    STAAR Reading 7

    90-100

    60th PR

    60th PR

    85-89

    85th PR

    80th PR

    80-84

    95th PR

    95th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

     

    Note: PR = Percentile Rank

    Grade 8 ELAR

    Grade 7 Overall Average
    in Math and ELA

    STAAR  Reading 7

    90-100

    35th PR

    85-89

    55th PR

    80-84

    75th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended

     

    Grade 8 Science and Social Studies

    Grade 7 Overall Average
    in ELA and Math

    STAR 360 Math

    90-100

    30th PR

    85-89

    40th PR

    80-84

    50th PR

    Below 80 – Not recommended