• 2019-20 Secondary Credit-By-Examination

    Dear Parents:

    An application for Credit by Exam (CBE) can be obtained from your child’s guidance counselor. Please complete all information on the application by printing in dark blue or black ink. Please do not use a pencil. All information must be completed before the application can be processed. The form must be signed by the parent or guardian. Return this form to your child’s campus counselor or principal.

    Application for CBE Acceleration Only:

    Students’ application will be to accelerate the complete
    course. In the Semester Column, enter “Both”.

    Application for Credit Recovery Only:

    Include each semester needed (i.e., 1 & 2) for each course on the application. Semester 1 and Semester 2 CBEs for the same course can be taken in one Test Session.

    Test Date: In the column for Test Date, separate test dates should be selected for each individual subject (not semester). Two subjects may not be taken on the same date.

    Testing Guidelines:

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

    • Students must complete and earn credit for all prerequisite courses before attempting Credit by Exam for the next course in sequence.
    • Students may only attempt acceleration two times for the same course.
    • 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.

    For credit with no prior instruction the following guidelines must apply:

    • Application for Credit by Examination must be completed with a campus counselor.
    • Parent or guardian gives written approval for acceleration by signing the application.
    • The student scores 80% or above on the Credit-by-Exam assessment administered.

    For credit with prior instruction (or Credit Recovery):

    To participate in the Credit-by-Exam with prior instruction, the student must have been enrolled in a formal course as evidenced by:

    • A transcript from an accredited or non-accredited institution or
    • Other documentation that establishes evidence of a formal course
    • A syllabus listing daily assignments
    • An explanation of the time parameters of the course
    • Documentation of the student’s performance throughout the course
    • Documentation of alignments to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
    • The student scores 70% or above on the Credit-by-Exam assessment administered.

    The following information applies to credit and scores earned through Credit by Exam:

    • No grade points are awarded for grades earned through Credit-by-Exam. Only course
      credit can be earned.
    • Units of credit and grades earned through Credit-by-Exam shall be recorded on the permanent academic record for grades 6-12 but will not be included in the calculations of GPA or rank-in-class. Scores below the required minimum for credit will not be posted.
    • Students are not allowed to forfeit the Credit-by Exam credit. Once the credit is earned, students cannot sit in the course for any reason, including for local credit or because of low performance in the subsequent course.
    • There is no testing for honors, AP or IB designated courses.
    • Plano ISD uses Math 8, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Precalculus CBE’s from Texas Tech University ISD. Scoring takes 4 to 6 weeks for us to receive in district from TTUISD.
    • In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, we are unable to release results over the phone. A copy of the score report will be mailed to the parent, school counselor and school registrar.
    • If the student passes the CBE exam, the student must accept the credit and proceed to the next class placement. A student may NOT forfeit credit and sit for a class they have passed the CBE in.

    For Languages other than English:

    See LOTE Parent Letter

    For Math:

    See Math Texas Tech Parent Letter

    For Middle School Math:

    See Middle School Parent Letter

    Credit-by-Exam Course Syllabi (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills covered):

    Course objectives for available Credit-by-Exam subjects may be found on the district website: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1332

    Application Deadline:

    Applications must be submitted to your counselor by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the application deadline. Applications will not be accepted if they are received after 4:00 p.m.

    Key Dates:


    Testing Location and Time:

    Letters regarding testing location and time will be sent out 2-3 weeks prior to the testing date. If you have not received a notice one week before the testing date and you have filed an application prior to the deadline, please call the Department of Assessment Research and Program Evaluation at 469-752-8703.

    Questions concerning the courses for which your child may test, how the grade is recorded and how the grade will affect his/her schedule should be addressed to the student’s counselor.