• Credit by Exam - No prior instruction

    Credit by Exam (CBE) is an assessment option which affords students the opportunity to accelerate their learning in Pflugerville ISD.

    There are two types of Credit by Exam (state definitions):

    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.


    Credit by Exam for Acceleration Local Procedures and Processes:

    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.  In grades K-8 students need to meet the 80% or above standard in all subjects listed at the grade level for promotion.  In grades 9-12, students may accelerate by single subject.

    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.
     
     
     
     

    CBE Testing Windows

    Pflugerville ISD

     2019-2020

    Administration

    Testing Window

    Registration Deadline

    Grade Levels

     Special Notes

    Summer 2019

    July 29 – August 6, 2019

    May 31, 2019

    K-12

    Registered students will be contacted by campus with testing date.

    Fall 19-20

    September 3 – September 20, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    K-12

     

    Winter 19-20

    November 18 – December 13, 2019

    November 1, 2019

    6-12

    Administration for acceleration in one semester and high school courses only.

    Early Spring 19-20

    February 18 – March 13, 2020

    January 31, 2020

    6-12

    Administration for acceleration in one semester and high school courses only.

    End of Year 19-20

    May 4 – May 22, 2020

    April 9, 2020

    K-12

     

    Summer 2020

    July 30 – August 7, 2020

    May 28, 2020

    K-12

    Registered students will be contacted by campus with testing date.

     
     
     
    CBE for Acceleration Forms and Resources


    Registration Forms

    Study Resources