Test Out Information
About Test Out
In accordance with Michigan Department of Education (MDE) legislation, TCAPS offers enrolled TCAPS students the opportunity to “test out” of any high school class(es). The intent is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they already possess to enroll in higher level courses. If you believe you have the extensive knowledge and background to demonstrate competency in a course, you may wish to consider this opportunity.
A student who successfully tests out of a course will receive credit toward graduation for the course. In order to pass, the legislation requires students to achieve a C+ (78%) or better. The test out grade will simply be a “pass” and will not be included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. Some courses require students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam. There are no study guides or review packets to prepare for these tests. All tests are aligned to Michigan State Subject Standards as outlined by MDE.
Students need to declare their intent to Test Out by completing the Online Test Out Application on or before the deadline. This application will be available on March 5th and must be filled out on or before April 20, 2018. A student may take only one exam per time slot.
Student exam results will be emailed to families by May 18, 2018. Courses requiring students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam, must be completed by June 1, 2018.