Credit by Exam and Examination for Acceleration


    Credit by Exam for Acceleration (CBA) is an assessment option that affords students the opportunity for promotion to the next grade level (K-5) and to gain course credit (6-12). In order to qualify for this type of CBA, 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).  GISD currently uses The University of Texas and Texas Tech for acceleration exams. 

    Exam for Acceleration Scoring Requirements

    Kinder: Acceleration out of kindergarten is based upon both academic and social skills criteria. Review the Kindergarten acceleration requirements and contact your student's counselor with questions. 

    1st-6th: Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & social studies.

    7th: Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, & Texas History. 

    8th: Students must meet 80% standard on each of 4 tests: language arts, math, science, U.S. History.

    9th-12th: Students must meet 80% standard on any High School course exam offered.

    Link to print review sheets: Texas Tech Review Sheets   (for LOTE exams) UT Austin HS Review Sheets   (for all other exams)      

     Exam for Acceleration Process
    Georgetown ISD offers four opportunities a year for students to accelerate through a CBA. 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.  
    GISD CBE Opportunity Windows
    December 4 - 5, 2019
    January 14 - 15, 2020
    June 9 - 10, 2020
    July 22 - 23, 2020

    Any GISD student currently enrolled in grades 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.  Registration forms should be turned in at your student's campus counselors office. 

    December & January registration deadlines:

    November 6th 

    June & July registration deadlines:

    May 13th