Credit by Exam

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    East Central Independent School District
    Credit by Exam Procedures



    Credit-­by-­Exam (CBE) is a testing program offered by ECISD for enrolled students in grades one through grade 12. There are two reasons for administering CBE testing. First, a student may accelerate instruction or test out or “skip” a grade level or course without having had prior instruction. Second, a student may recover credit for a course or grade level if the student has had prior instruction and failed. Credit by Exam is not to be used to validate home school instruction or instruction for a non-­‐credited private or public school. Course validation is administered at the campus level and not through Credit-­-by-­-Exam.


    Students taking CBE with prior instruction must receive a 70% score or above in order to receive credit. To obtain credit by examination without prior instruction, students must take a series of tests and must obtain a score of at least 80% on the exam.



    Each exam will take approximately 3 hours. For high school students, all passing grades received will appear on the transcript, but the grades do not count in calculating a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) or class rank.



    FEES (With Prior Instruction Only)*

    Exams taken “with prior instruction” must be paid for by the student. All fees must be paid for in advance by cash, money order, or cashier’s check and will not be refunded once the student is registered regardless of whether the student takes the exam.


    Exams purchased from University of Texas at Austin

    Elementary and Middle School (Full Grade Battery)……………………………… $145
    Elementary, Middle School (Per Course)……………………………………...…………$35
    High School (Per Semester Course)………………………………...………...…….……$35
    *There is no charge for students taking CBE without prior instruction



    Study Guides can be found at: http://www.utexas.edu/ce/k16/cbe-ea/study-guides



    Students should seek guidance from their school counselor before registering for a CBE.


    East Central offers Credit by Exam opportunities at least four times a school year. Registration is required at least three weeks prior to the assessment so that tests can be ordered and received in time. Registration forms can be found here, or by calling your school counselor or the district assessment office.

     Testing Week
     Registration Deadline
     August 21-25, 2017July 28, 2017 
     November 13-17, 2017
     October 20, 2017
    February 12-16, 2018
     January 19, 2018
     July 2-6, 2018
    June 8, 2018
     August 13-17, 2018
    July 19, 2018


    Questions? Call Darla Clark, Coordinator of Assessments, at 210-­634-­6140.