• English III - Credit by Exam

  • This Credit by Exam is provided through the University of Texas High School (UTHS), University of Texas at Austin, and is administered in an online testing format. Full-year courses are offered as two Credit By Exam assessments, Semester 1 and Semester 2, respectively. IMPORTANT: Credit for both semesters must be earned in order to accelerate to the next course in sequence.  

    Testing Windows

    For information regarding test windows, please refer to the table at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1332

    Prior to Testing

    The following steps must be completed on the device that will be used for testing before you test.

    STEP 1 - Locate the UT High School Email 

    Prior to the opening of the testing window, UTHS will send a detailed email confirming each CBE registration. Each email will contain instructions and links that must be accessed and completed prior to testing. The email will be sent from UTHS Request CBE: 

    • Domain address - uthsrequestcbe@austin.utexas.edu
    • Subject line - UT High School: Credit by Exam Registration and Next Steps

    STEP 2- Reset Your UTEID Password

    You will use the UTEID link provided in your CBE Registration email to login. If you are not a current UT High School student, you are required to access the UTEID Tools to reset your password.

    STEP 3 - Complete the "Preparing for Your Online Exam Module"

    Prior to the day of testing, login using your UTEID and newly reset password and complete the "Preparing for Your Online Exam Module"

    STEP 4 - Prepare for Your Exam

    Carefully review the UTHS study guides provided below.

    STEP 5 - Complete Credit by Exam Test

    Students must complete and submit online tests by the deadline.

    Study Guides  

    Study Guides are provided directly through the UT High School website links provided below and will include the following information:

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) being assessed
    • Materials Needed
    • Exam Structure
      • Number of Test Items 
      • Description of Test Parts
        • Types of Questions
        • Grading: Computer or Instructor Graded 
        • % Worth for each Test Part 
    • Copy of the Scholastic Honesty Statement 
    • General Study Tips
    • Sample Questions
    • Applicable Rubric 
    • Answer Key for Sample Questions 

    IMPORTANT - Each semester test for English has a required pre-reading assignment listed in the Study Guide.  Please locate the assigned book and read it before attempting the CBE test.