Acceleration in Math Program

Is Math Acceleration Right for Your Child?
Posted on 02/23/2023
Acceleration in Math or AIM: Learn more about the program qualifications and how to nominate a student.

Castleberry ISD provides students in kindergarten through fifth grades who are currently enrolled in the district and meet specific eligibility criteria, opportunities to advance in math beyond their enrolled grade level through the Acceleration in Math (AIM) program.

The acceleration process involves skipping classroom instruction for a grade level. Students must demonstrate mastery of the math standards above their current grade level and for which s/he has not received any formal classroom instruction.

Parent nominations for Castleberry ISD’s Acceleration in Math program will be accepted Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 3.

Parents should consider the following questions to determine whether or not to nominate their student for the program.

  • Is s/he currently enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grades?

  • Does s/he receive a grade of 90 or higher in math each nine weeks?

  • Grades K-1: Does s/he score above grade level on AMC testing and BOY/MOY benchmarks?

  • Grades 2-5: Does s/he score 90% or higher on district benchmark and/or unit assessments?

Parents who answer mostly yes to the questions above are encouraged to submit an online parent nomination form.

Once the nomination window closes, all students who are nominated and meet the district’s qualification criteria for assessment will complete the University of Texas Grade Level Placement exam for math in late April to determine the student's eligibility for the program. Each student will be assessed by completing the test for the grade level the student will be in next year. Students scoring an 80 or above on the UT Grade Placement exam will be accelerated to the grade level above the exam. The test results will arrive before the end of the school year.

For more information about qualification criteria to test, visit the district's AIM web page or contact your child's math teacher. All nomination forms must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, March 3, 2023.