What is Credit by Exam?
Credit by Exam/Exam for Acceleration provides an opportunity to earn grade level or course credit in which no prior formal instruction was completed. Credit by Exam is designed for a very small percentage of students who have an academic need to advance in a course. Credit by Exam is not designed for grade level recovery from being retained in a previous grade level.
CBEs and End of Course Exams
TEA has instituted a new policy for CBE without prior instruction exams. Students can no longer gain credit for Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, or United States History via Credit by Exam without prior instruction using tests provided by Texas Tech University.
Information and review materials may be found at: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuisd/cbe.php
Credit By Exam - If a Student Has Taken The Course
A student who has received prior instruction in a course or subject, but did not receive credit for it however they scored between 60% and 69%, may take a credit by exam. To receive credit, a student must score at least 70% on the exam.
Credit By Exam - If a Student Has Not Taken The Course
A student will be permitted to take an exam to earn credit for an academic course for which the student has no prior instruction. A student will earn credit with a passing score of at least 80% on the exam.
Session I: June 27 - 29, 2017 Registration Deadline: May 31, 2017
Session II: June 3 - July 6, 2017 Registration Deadline: May 31, 2017
Contact your school counselor for additional information.