Credit by Exam and Examination for Acceleration

  •  Credit By Exam and Examination for Acceleration

     

    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:
       1) Acceleration: Students meeting the 80% 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 4 testing opportunities annually (see dates below) at no charge. 
       2) Recovery: Students wishing to recover credits (9-12) or be considered for grade level promotion (K-8).  Contact the campus counselor for more information.  These exams are at the students expense.  A 70% is the required passing standard for recovery (credit by exam).
     
    Exam for Acceleration Process:
       With the exception of Kindergarten, all students will need to meet the 80% or above standard for each course taken in order to be considered for promotion or credit.  Please see below the process for acceleration for Kindergarten as well as grades 1-12.
     
    Kindergarten:  Acceleration out of kindergarten is based upon both academic and social skills criteria.  Please see Kindergarten Acceleration Procedures.
     
    1st-5th grades:    Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies.
    6th grade:            Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies.
    7th grade:            Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & Texas History.  
    8th grade:            Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, U.S. History. 
    9th-12th grades:  Students must meet 80% standard on any High School course exam offered.
     
    Georgetown ISD is offering opportunities for secondary students to earn credit in academic subjects and for elementary students to accelerate a grade level by passing the appropriate examinations for acceleration. Exams will be offered for all elementary grades and most TEKS-based courses in grades 6-12. The purpose of examination for acceleration is to allow a student to accelerate and earn credit for a particular course or grade level without formal instruction in that course or grade level. The student must score a minimum of 80% on the required tests taken for the appropriate course/grade the student wants to skip. Elementary students must earn 80 percent on each grade-level exam (language arts, math, science, and social studies) in order to accelerate.  Opportunity for grade level acceleration exams are provided during these windows.  
     

    Testing dates have been set:

            FALL -      December 11 - 12, 2018
          WINTER - January 15 - 16, 2019
          SPRING -  June 11 - 12, 2019
          SUMMER - July 31 - August 1, 2019

     Any GISD student currently enrolled in Gr. K-12 is eligible to participate in testing without charge at the time of the regularly scheduled administration.  Students should speak with their Counselor for Registration forms and information or contact the Assessment office at 512-943-5000, ext. 6098.  Registration forms can be turned in at the campus or contact the Assessment Office.

      FALL / WINTER SESSIONS:

    • Registration Forms  
    • Deadline to Turn in Forms - 3:00 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018  or faxed to 512-943-1888

      SPRING / SUMMER SESSIONS:

    • Registrations Forms:
    • Deadline to Turn in Forms - 3:00 PM   Friday, May 24, 2019  or faxed to 512-943-1888

     

     Questions concerning the examination for acceleration program or kindergarten acceleration may be directed to Vicki Barbosa, GISD Assessment Director, at (512) 943-5000, ext. 6034, or Denise Gunn, Testing Specialist, at ext. 6098. 

      

    Link to print review sheets: Texas Tech Review Sheets   (for LOTE exams)

                                               UT Austin HS Review Sheets   (for all other exams)      

     

      
       

     

    Deadline to Register: November 15, 2018 for December/January or May 24, 2019 for June/August (return to Counselor's office or to GISD Assessment Dept.)