• Middle School Credit By Exam
    Grades 6-8

    Credit by Examination for Advancement (Without Prior Instruction) is available to sixth through eighth-grade students who wish to advance a grade level. 

    Students wishing to skip a grade level must demonstrate 80% or higher mastery in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. If a student fails to meet 80% mastery on any test the testing will be discontinued.

    For a student to advance in mathematics they must have an 80% or higher mastery for the two semesters combined. Counselors should refer to the Middle School Math Advancement Path worksheet to determine what test, if any, is needed for advancement.

    Score reports will be mailed to the parents, counselor and registrar after the test session and the scoring is completed. No information on results may be released by phone or email because of privacy laws.


    ApplicationsApplications may be obtained from the middle school counselor. The application must be returned to the counselor. The deadlines for the application to be in the Credit by Exam Office are listed on the Test Calendar.

     Testing GuidelinesStudents may take a Credit by Exam for acceleration purposes during any of the four testing periods. However, the following restrictions apply:

    • Placement in a new course will only occur at the start of a school year (or semester for semester courses) regardless of when a CBE for acceleration is taken
    • Students may only attempt acceleration two times for the same course

     Application Deadlines and Testing Information

  • Contact Credit by Exam For additional information, please call Brandi Dahlquist at (469) 752-8703.