Credit By Examination

Hardin-Jefferson ISD offers Credit by Examination for acceleration at every grade level and subject area offered in accordance with the Texas State Board of Education rules. A student is allowed to advance one grade level or one course per academic year. Hardin-Jefferson ISD offers four Credit by Examination testing windows throughout the year.

For more information about Credit by Examination (CBE), please contact your campus counselor.

Credit by Examination Course Offering.docx
Review Sheets:
2019-2020 CBE Testing Calendar.pdf
2019-20 CBE Registration Form.pdf


To be considered for placement into first grade through Credit by Exam the following criteria should be met.  

  • A student is at least 5 years of age by September 1st

  • Parent meets with the counselor to receive an application.

  • Parent submits an application to campus by the deadline.  

  • The student attains at least a score of 80 on all four (Language Arts, Social Science, Math, and Science) Kindergarten Credit by Exams.  

Parents should also be aware:

  • There is only one window for testing per calendar year with no exceptions to ordering deadlines.  

  • There is no retest.

  • Results and placements are final.  

  • Parents will be notified which tests are taken, who the vendor is and the website link, if appropriate, to download study guides, allowable materials for use on the test as well as test location, date and time. 

Grade Kindergarten-Grade 12

  • Four windows offered each year with no exceptions to ordering deadlines. 

  • There is no fee for credit by Exam without prior instruction.

  • There is a $75 per test fee for credit by exam with prior instruction.

  • Only CBE's administered by Hardin-Jefferson ISD within the Hardin-Jefferson ISD test windows will be accepted. 

  • Parent meets with the counselor to receive an application.

  • Students seeking credit recovery for a course must score 70% or above. Students must score 80% or above to obtain initial credit.

  • December and early spring results will be considered and applied to the following school year.  

  • Only one grade level or course per subject may be advanced per year. 

  • 80% or above must be attained for courses or grade levels without prior instruction; 70% for credit recovery.  

  • Passing scores will go on the student transcript.

  • Students shall be accelerated in grade levels (K-8) / subjects (high school credit only) if scores are 80% or above. 

  • Results must be received by the first day of school to be considered for acceleration.

  • A student is only permitted two attempts at earning credit through examination in a given subject and may not make any attempt after the time they would ordinarily be enrolled in the course.