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Katy Independent School District

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​​​​​Credit by Examina​​tio​n (CBE)

Katy ISD offers Credit by Examination  for acceleration at every grade level and subject area offered in accordance with the Texas State Board of Education rules. A student is allowed to advance one grade level or one course per academic year. Katy ISD offers four Credit by Examination  testing windows throughout the year.

For more information about Credit by Examination (CBE), please contact your campus counselor.

Credit by Examination (CBE) in EOC Tested Subject Areas

At this time, Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and US History can only be taken as a Credit by Exam for credit restoration. 

 

​​​​​Kindergarten

 

To be considered for placement into first grade through Credit by Exam the following criteria should be met. 

  • Student is at least 5 years of age by September 1st
  • Parent meets with counselor to receive an application.
  • Parent submits application to campus by deadline. 
  • Student attains at least a score of 80 on all four (Language Arts, Social Science, Math and Science) Kindergarten Credit by Exams. 

 

Parents should also be aware:

  • There is only one window for testing per calendar year with no exceptions to ordering deadlines. 
  • There is no retest.
  • Results and placements are final. 
  • Parents will be notified which tests are taken, who the vendor is and the website link, if appropriate, to download study guides, allowable materials for use on the test as well as test location, date and time. 

 

Downloadable Documents

 

Vendor Links:

UT-https://highschool.utexas.edu/credit_by_exam

 

1-12

 

  • Four windows offered each year with no exceptions to ordering deadlines.
  • There is no fee for credit by Exam without prior instruction.
  • There is a $75 per test fee for credit by exam with prior instruction.
  • Only CBE's administered by Katy ISD within the Katy ISD test windows will be accepted. 
  • Parent meets with counselor to receive an application.
  • December and early spring results will be considered and applied to the following school year. 
  • Only one grade level or course may be advanced per year.
  • Students may not test more than two times per year
  • 80% or above must be attained for courses or grade levels without prior instruction; 70% for credit recovery. 
  • Courses that have an associated EOC are offered for Credit Recovery only. 
  • Students must take each pre-requisite CBE to receive credit.  (No Credit Validation)
  • Passing scores will go on the student transcript.
  • Students shall be accelerated in grade levels(K-8)/subjects (high school credit only) if scores are 80% or above.
  • Results must be received by the first day of school to be considered for acceleration.

 

Jr. High Math Acceleration:

Enrolled Grade/CourseCBE exam
5th grade attempting to place out of 6th PreAP Math6th grade Math (UT) online
6th grade PreAP student attempting to place out of 7th grade PreAP Math8th grade Math (UT) online
7th grade (not PreAP) attempting to take Algebra the following year8th grade Math (UT) online
7th grade PreAP attempting to place out of Algebra I

Algebra I (UT) online*

*Algebra I is currently not offered for advancement

 

Parents should also be aware:

  • Results and placements are final. 
  • Parents will be notified which tests are taken, who the vendor is and the website link, if appropriate, to download study guides, allowable materials for use on the test as well as test location, date and time. 

Timelines​

Online test results are shared within 48 hours.  Official results are available within 4-6 weeks

Paper based test results are available within 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Downloadable Documents

 

Vendor Links:

UT- https://highschool.utexas.edu/credit_by_exam

 

Texas Tech:

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuisd/

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