What is Portrait of a Scholar

Lubbock ISD Scholars Criteria

  • Primary Scholars
    Kindergarten—2nd Grade
    Primary Scholar will be determined by the middle of year Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment.
    To be eligible to become a Primary Scholar, students must meet the following requirement:

    • Have a score at or above the 95th percentile on any one accepted subtest or total battery/composite on an approved grade-level standardized achievement test

    Intermediate Scholars
    3rd Grade—5th Grade
    Our Intermediate Scholars are a select group of academically talented students who are identified by meeting one of the following criteria:

    • A current middle of year MAP score at or above the 95th percentile on any accepted subtest
    • Masters grade level expectation on the STAAR on any one subtest on approved grade-level assessment
    • Receiving a qualifying score on a Duke Tip Exam

    Junior Scholars
    6th Grade—8th Grade
    Junior Scholars, students with strong intellectual abilities, are identified by one of the following criteria:

    • A current middle of year MAP score at or above the 95th percentile on any accepted subtest
    • Masters grade level expectation on the STAAR on any one subtest on approved grade-level assessment
    • A current PSAT 8/9 score at or above the district 95th percentile cut score
    • Receiving a qualifying score on a Duke Tip Exam

    Varsity Scholars
    9th Grade—12th Grade
    Varsity Scholars are distinguished scholars who are recognized by one of the following criteria:

    • A current PSAT/NMSQT (Superintendent’s Scholars) score at or above the district 95th percentile cut score
    • Masters grade level expectation the STAAR End-of-Course exam in one of the following areas:
    • English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, or U.S. History
    • Identified National Industry Certifications and licensures based on Federal Guidelines
    • AP/IB qualifying score of 3 or higher for AP exams, a 4 or higher on IB exams, or earning at least three Dual Credit college hours
    • A current SAT/ACT score at or above the district 95th percentile cut score
    • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) qualifying score for recognition:
      • National Merit Semi-Finalist/Finalist
      • Commended Scholar
      • National Hispanic Recognition Program