Opportunities for Course Acceleration and Credit by Examination
The state’s education law, the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), will allow public school students to obtain credit in a course or grade level by passing tests approved by school district trustees.
Texas Education Code Chapter 74.24(c)(8) allows students to test out of a course by taking a Credit by Examination (CBE) without prior instruction in the course(s) being tested. To earn credit for a grade or a subject without prior instruction, the student must answer 80% of the questions correctly.
In accordance with local school district policy EHDB(Local), the principal or designee or the attendance committee, shall have authority to offer a student the opportunity to earn course credit by examination in any of Grades 6-12 for an academic subject with prior instruction if the student meets the criteria and the student scores 70% on the CBE test. The student is required to pass any applicable end-of-course assessment instrument for the course (TAC 74.24(c)(12)).
Out of District Students
Credit by Examination in EOC Tested Subject Areas (Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and US History)