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Tomball Independent School District

Credit By Exam

Credit by Exam for Credit Recovery

Credit by exam for credit recovery is for students enrolled in grades 6-12 with previous instruction in a course. Students are eligible to gain credit by such examination if they received a grade of at least 60 in the course failed and score at least 70% on the exam.  Written parent/ guardian approval and school district representative recommendation are also required. On approval of the Attendance Review Committee (ARC), a student who has excessive absences may be permitted to earn or regain course credit lost due to absenteeism.  Credit by Examination shall not be used to gain eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities but the grade does figure into grade point average (GPA). Exams are ordered through Texas Tech University. Further information is available through campus counselors. 

Credit by Exam Without Prior Instruction

Credit by exam for acceleration is for students enrolled in grades K-12 with no previous instruction in a course. Districts are required by State law to provide this testing to students that request it and meet required criteria. A minimum score of 90% is required for a student to accelerate to 1st grade. For a student to accelerate in grades 1-12, a minimum of 80% is required. Additionally, written parental approval and school district recommendation is required. Costs associated with this testing are a district expense. Any score for which credit is awarded will be recorded on the academic achievement record but no grade points will be awarded.  If the student does not meet the required score, nothing is recorded on the academic achievement record. Examinations are secured through the University of Texas or Texas Tech University.  Both universities provide study guides that can be obtained on their respective websites. Further information is available through campus counselors. 

Credit by Exam Without Prior Instruction 2023-2024 Testing Windows

Session One: October 23-27, 2023 
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2023
 
Session Two: February 12-16, 2024
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2024 
 
Session Three: June 17-21, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2024
 
Session Four: July 15-19, 2024
Registration Deadline: June 14, 2024

 

Credit by Examination with prior2023-2024.pdf

Credit by Examination without prior2023-2024

Credit By Exam Without Prior Instruction Frequently Asked Questions