• Credit by Exam

    Credit by Exam (CBE) is an assessment option which affords students the opportunity for promotion to the next grade level (K-5) and to gain course credit (6-12).

    There are two types of Credit by Exam:

    1) Acceleration: Students meeting 90% standard can be considered for Kindergarten acceleration in addition to other social and academic checkpoints.  Students meeting the 80% standard can be considered for grade level promotion (1-5) or can attain subject acceleration/credits (6-12). In order to qualify for this type of CBE, a student cannot have any prior instruction in the grade level or course for which they are seeking credit. Provision for this assessment is required by law (Texas Administrative Code §74.24). A school district must provide at least four testing testing windows annually for this assessment (see dates below).
    2) Recovery: Students wishing to recover credits (9-12) or be considered for grade level promotion (K-8; generally, only students who were held back a grade qualify for this assessment) can arrange with a participating testing organization to take this test. School districts ARE NOT required to provide these assessments. If a student wishes to take this type of CBE, a parent/guardian must make arrangements directly with a participating testing organization offering CBEs.

     

    Participating Organizations/Information:

    University of Texas Texas Tech University

    Please contact your child's school counselor for information and registration. All registrations must come from PfISD campuses to ensure that correct exams are requested.

     

    Credit by Exam for Acceleration Process and Standards:

    With the exception of Kindergarten, all students will need to meet the 80% or above standard for each course taken in order to be considered for promotion or credit.  Please see below for the process for Kindergarten acceleration as well as acceleration for grades 1-12

    Process:

    Kindergarten
    Acceleration out of kindergarten is based upon both academic and social skills criteria. Students must meet the 90% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies in addition to other social and academic checkpoints.
    1st - 5th grades Students must meet the 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies.
    6th Grade Students must meet the 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies
    7th Grade Students must meet the 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, Texas History & Geography
    8th Grade Students must meet the 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, U.S. History & citizenship
    9th - 12th grades Students must meet the 80% standard on any of the following course exams:
    Course Exams

     

    Credit by Exam for Acceleration Timeline 

    FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
    **Credit by examination, TEC 28.023(c) requires a school district to award a student credit on the basis of a successful score on an examination and to enter the examination score on the student's transcript. Students may use credit by examination to fulfill their course requirements.

     

    End-of-Year Administration 2014-15 (Grades 1-12)
    This administration is for acceleration in courses to be taken during the 2015-2016 school year.

    • April 17, 2015 - Registration Deadline 
      Completed registration forms must be submitted to campus counselor by this date in order for student to be assessed during this administration.
    • May 11, 2015 - May 29, 2015 - Administration Window
      Campuses will select three days during this window to administer the assessments.


    Summer Administration 2015 (Grades K-12)

    • May 22, 2015 - Registration deadline. Contact your campus counselor to register for the exam.
    • August 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015 - Test Administration window.  Students who have registered for a Summer CBE will be contacted with testing schedule and details over the summer. 
     
    Fall Administration 2015-2016 (Grades K-12)
    • August 14, 2015 - Registration Deadline
      Completed registration forms must be submitted to school counselor by this date in order for student to be assessed during this administration.
    • September 8, 2015 - September 18, 2015 - Administration Window
      Campuses will select three days during this window to administer the assessments. Please contact the school counselor for the specific administration dates.
     
    Mid-Year Administration 2015-2016 (Grades 6-12)
    This administration is for acceleration in one semester courses and high school courses to be taken during the 2014-2015 school year.
     
    • Coming Soon - Registration Deadline
      Completed registration forms must be submitted to school counselor by this date in order for student to be assessed during this administration.
    • Coming Soon - Administration Window
      Campuses will select three days during this window to administer the assessments. Please contact the school counselor for the specific administration dates.
     
     
    CBE for Acceleration Forms and Resources

    Registration Forms

    Study Resources

    All tests will be ordered from The University of Texas unless there is no test available in which the test will come from Texas Tech University.