CREDIT BY EXAM

  • The State Board of Education has established procedures to allow elementary students to “skip” one grade level by taking a series of exams which assess the Texas Essential Knowledge/Skills (TEKS) established for that grade level. Parents interested in having their children screened for credit-by-exam should contact their school counselor. If the school is unable to answer a question, please email the Testing Office at creditbyexam@cfisd.net.

GRADE LEVEL ACCELERATION

  • Students in elementary and middle school may test to skip a grade level or to accelerate in math only. Parents interested in this type of testing should reach out to their student's counselor. Please visit the campus website for counselor contact information.

    To skip kindergarten or grades 1-8, students' scores on the credit-by-exam tests will be examined to see if advanced placement criteria have been met. Students who meet the criteria - [score of 80% or better on each subtest of the exam] - may advance one grade level.

    Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.

    • To skip Kindergarten:
      • To be eligible for Credit-by-Exam, kindergarten students must be 5 on or before September 1 and registered in CFISD. Additional criteria to be considered are noted below.
        • Completed kindergarten in a private school in Texas or public school out-of-state; or
        • Parent request
    • To skip First Grade:
      • To be eligible for Credit-by-Exam, first grade students must be 6 on or before September 1 and enrolled in CFISD. Additional criteria to be considered are noted below.
      • Demonstrate above-level achievement on the end-of-year kindergarten benchmarks given in May; or
        • Be formally identified as Gifted/Talented [HORIZONS]; or
        • Parent request

GRADE LEVEL ACCELERATION TESTING SCHEDULE

Test Dates Parent Registration Deadline
Week of June 10, 2024 By May 23, 2024
Week of July 22, 2024 By June 3, 2024

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH ACCELERATION TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Math 361, Math 371, Accelerate to Algebra & Moving Up in Math

Test Dates Parent Registration Deadline
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 By May 23, 2024
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 By June 3, 2024

COURSE CONTENT CBE TESTING

  • Students in grades 6-12 may be awarded high school credit based on performance on a CBE taken either with no prior instruction or with prior instruction. Students may not attempt to earn credit by exam for the same high school subject more than two times. Students who wish to take an assessment for high school credit courses need to contact their campus counselor to review course requirements prior to signing up for a credit by exam. Please visit the campus website for counselor contact information.

Test Dates Registration Deadline
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Friday, February 16, 2024
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Monday, March 25, 2024
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Monday, April 29, 2024