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:
Students meeting 90 percent standard can be considered for kindergarten acceleration in addition to other social and academic checkpoints. Students meeting the 80 percent 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).
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.
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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 percent or above standard for each course taken in order to be considered for promotion or credit. Pleas see below for the process for kindergarten acceleration as well as acceleration for grades 1-12
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 percent standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies.
6th Grade Students must meet the 80 percent standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies
7th Grade Students must meet the 80 percent standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, Texas History & Geography
8th Grade Students must meet the 80 percent standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, U.S. History & citizenship
9th - 12th grades
Students must meet the 80 percent 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.
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