Introduction to Credit By Examination

  • A student in any of Grades 6-12 must be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she has had no prior instruction if the student scores:

      
    (A)  a three or higher on a College Board advanced placement examination that has been approved by the school district board of trustees for the applicable course;
       
    (B)  a scaled score of 60 or higher on an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program and approved by the school district board of trustees for the applicable course; or
      
    (C)  80% on any other criterion-referenced test approved by the school district board of trustees for the applicable course.
     
    A student may not attempt to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course more than two times.
     
    If a student fails to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course before the beginning of the school year in which the student would ordinarily be required to enroll in that course in accordance with the school district's prescribed course sequence, the student must satisfactorily complete the course to receive credit.
     
    If a student is given credit in accordance with paragraph (5) of this subsection in a subject on the basis of an examination on which the student scored 80% or higher, the school district must enter the examination score on the student's transcript, and the student is not required to take an applicable end-of-course assessment instrument for the course.
     
    In accordance with local school district policy, a student in any of Grades 6-12 may be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she had some prior instruction if the student scores 70% on a criterion-referenced test approved by the school district board of trustees for the applicable course.
     
    Source: The provisions of this §74.24 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 7239; amended to be effective September 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 5675; amended to be effective September 1, 2001, 25 TexReg 7691; amended to be effective August 8, 2006, 31 TexReg 6212; amended to be effective September 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 1089; amended to be effective May 11, 2014, 39 TexReg 3591.

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