Testing Out of a Course
Under Michigan legislation, high school students may request the opportunity to “test out” of any high school class they select. The intent of Section 1279(b) is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they already possess to enroll in higher level courses. If students believe they have the extensive knowledge and background to demonstrate competency in a course, they 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+ (77%) 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 exams. All tests are aligned to Michigan State Subject Standards as outlined by the MDE:
Students need to declare their intent to test out by completing the Google Forms Online Test-Out Application on or before the deadline. This application will be available on May 7 and must be filled out on or before May 22, 2020.
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 5, 2020.
2020-21 Dates to Remember
Application Available: May 7, 2020
Application Deadline: May 22, 2020
Project/Research Paper Deadline: June 5
Testing Dates Will Be Scheduled by Subject the Week of June 1, 2020*
*Due to the state-mandated school closure, all testing will be conducted remotely.
Please contact Mrs. Patrzik, Secondary school counselor, at patrziks@mygta or (231) 932-6024.