• Promotion standards for HISD students are outlined in the district's Elementary and Secondary Guidelines. 
    As part of current promotion requirements, students in first and second grade must successfully read aloud words from the High-Frequency Word Evaluation (HFWE).
    Because parents play an important role in helping their children become good readers, they are encouraged to read to their children and to have their children read to them daily. Additionally, parents can use flashcards and have students recognize high-frequency words in books and in the environment.
    High-frequency Word Evaluation Process
    Parents should receive a letter from the superintendent outlining promotion standards and the High Frequency Word Evaluation. Principals will send this letter along with a set of cards to parents of first and second graders in late August or early September. Teachers will incorporate words on the high-frequency list in their daily instruction in preparation for the fall administration of the High-Frequency Word Evaluation.
    Below find HFWE Word Lists, Cards, and Test Window information.
    Teachers may access all HFWE documents through the HISD HUB. Resources include the HFWE Handbook and Testing Packets. Information is posted in the appropriate grade-level folders.

2022-2023 Test Dates

  • First Administration: October 31 - November 18 (Grades 1 & 2)
    Second Administration:   January 30 - February 10 (Grades 1 & 2)
    Third Administration: May 8 - 19 (Grades 1 & 2)
    Fourth Administration: Campus-specified date (Summer 2023)

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