Credit by Exam
Credit by Examination is made available to students four times each year. Students must take criterion-referenced exams.
For students to qualify for kindergarten acceleration, the student must demonstrate 80% mastery or higher on both a Reading and Math assessment developed by our Curriculum and Instruction department.
Grades 1-5 Acceleration
A district shall accelerate a student in grades 1–5 one grade level if the student meets the following requirements:
- The student scores 80 percent or above on a criterion-referenced test for the grade level to be skipped in each of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies;
- A district representative recommends that the student be accelerated; and
- The student's parent or guardian gives written approval of the acceleration.
Grades 6-12 Credit by Exam
A district shall give a student in grades 6–12 credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores:
- A three or higher on a College Board advanced placement examination that has been approved by the board for the applicable course;
- A scaled score of 50 or higher on an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and approved by the board for the applicable course; or
- Eighty percent or above on any other criterion-referenced test approved by the board for the applicable course.
If a student is given credit in a subject on the basis of an examination on which the student scored 80 percent or higher, a district shall enter the examination score on the student's transcript and the student is not required to take an end-of-course (EOC) assessment instrument under Education Code 39.023(c) for the 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 district's prescribed course sequence, the student must satisfactorily complete the course to receive credit for the course.
Testing window 1: November 16 - 20, 2020
The registration form must be returned to your Campus Counselor by 3:00 P.M. on October 13, 2020.
Testing window 2: February 1 - 5, 2021
The registration form must be returned to your Campus Counselor by 3:00 P.M. on January 8, 2021.
Testing window 3: June 7 – 11, 2021
The registration form must be returned to your counselor by 3:00 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
Testing window 4: July 26 – 30, 2021
The registration form must be returned to your Campus Counselor by 3:00 P.M. on June 28, 2021.
For registration forms and/or further information, please contact your school counselor or call:
Santa Fe ISD 409-925-3526