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CREDIT BY EXAMINATION (WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTION)

Board Policy Reference: EHDB

Students who have had some prior formal instruction as determined by the District on the basis of a review of the student's educational record may gain credit for the course by passing an examination on the essential knowledge and skills of the course. Students may not use credit by examination to regain eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities. The attendance committee may allow a student with excessive absences to receive credit for a course by passing an examination. A test will be administered according to the following procedures:

  • Students must secure the approval from the campus principal or designee.
  • The Principal or designee determines the student's eligibility to test and communicates this decision to the student and parent/guardian.


Credit by Examination (without Prior Instruction)

Board Policy Reference: EHDC

A student planning to take credit by examination (or the student's parent) must register with the counselor. The District may honor a request by a parent to administer, on some other date, a test purchased by the parent from a State Board-approved university. Testing will be coordinated by the district testing Coordinator, and questions regarding Credit by Exam should be addressed to the campus administrator.


Credit by Examination (Acceleration)

Board Policy Reference: EHDC

Acceleration credit is for students seeking credit without prior instruction.

Texas Rules for Acceleration – Grades 1-5

A student in grades 1-5 must be accelerated one grade if that student meets the following requirements:

  • The student scores 80% on a subject-matter tests at the grade level he or she wishes to skip in each of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
  • A school district representative recommends that the student be accelerated.
  • The student's parents or guardian provide written approval for the acceleration.

Texas Rules for Acceleration – Grades 6-12

A student in grades 6-12 must be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she has had no prior instruction if the student scores 80 percent on a subject-matter test for the applicable course.


Credit by Examination Testing Schedule 2019-2020

Testing Option 1: Registration Deadline August 31, 2020 - Testing on or before September 25, 2020

Testing Option 2: Registration Deadline November 2, 2020 - Testing on or before December 7 , 2020

Testing Option 3: Registration Deadline February 8, 2021 - Testing on or before March 5, 2021

Testing Option 4: Registration Deadline May 28, 2021 - Testing on or before June 25, 2021