CREDIT BY EXAM INFORMATION
CREDIT BY EXAM--Student has taken the course/subject (All Grade Levels)
The principal or designee or the attendance committee, as applicable, shall have authority to offer a student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in a subject or to earn course credit by examination when the student has had prior instruction in a subject and when:
Examinations shall assess the student’s mastery of the essential knowledge and skills and shall be administered according to established District procedures. To receive credit, a student shall score a grade of 70 or above on the examination.
Prior to offering a student an opportunity to demonstrate mastery or earn credit by this method, an appropriate District employee shall review the student’s educational records to determine whether the student has had prior instruction in the subject or course.
Rains ISD Policy EHDB (Local)-X
CREDIT BY EXAM--Student has NOT taken the course/subject
If a student in grades 1-12 wishes to accelerate to the next grade level or earn course credit without having received prior instruction in the grade level or course, the District shall offer opportunities in accordance with state law and State Board rules for the student to take a Board-approved examination for this purpose.
A complete battery of exams for Math, Language Arts and Reading, Science, and Social Studies are required for K-8. Students may earn credit for an academic subject in grades 9-12 by taking the subject-specific exam offered for that course.
Students may earn credit for the course/subject in which the student has not had prior instruction if the student scores 80 or above on a criterion-referenced examination for acceleration in the applicable course. If such credit is given, the score will be entered on the student’s transcript, but grade points will not be awarded for credit earned through these exams.
Rains ISD Policy EHDC(Local)-A
Application for Credit by Exam can be found at the link below: