• Professional Communications - Credit By Exam

    This Credit by Exam is administered in an online testing format through Plano ISD eSchool Blackboard and monitored using a secure data monitoring system called Proctorio. Proctorio locks down the browser to ensure a secure testing experience for each student. This is a 0.5 credit course offered as one Credit By Exam assessment. 

    Testing Windows

    For information regarding the testing calendar, please visit https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1332

    Testing Information

    Plano ISD eSchool Blackboard - https://pisdeschool.blackboard.com/

    🎥 Video: Professional Communication Credit by Exam on Plano ISD Blackboard

    • Part 1: Multiple Choice
      • Remotely proctored with a 4-hour time limit  
      • 75 questions 
      • 60% of the final grade
    • Part 2: Speech – submit a pre-recorded speech on a topic of the student’s choice
      • Speech Guidelines 
      • Completed separately from the 4-hour time limit  
      • The student records a video of their 4-7 minute speech. No written submission is required.
        • Upload the speech to your Plano ISD Google Drive.
          1. Include the student's first and last name in the name of the speech.
          2. In the share settings, choose "Anyone with the link".
          3. In the Speech section of the Blackboard course, the student will paste the link to the speech.  
      • Speech Teacher Grading Rubric
      • 30% of the final grade
    • Part 3: Critique – The student watches a speech and completes an assignment on Blackboard  
      • Completed separately from the 4-hour time limit  
      •  10% of the final grade

    Exam Content Information

    State Standards (TEKS) for Professional Communication

    Students may prepare by reviewing any resources aligned to these Professional Communication TEKS.

    Online CBE Resources - Blackboard Professional Communications