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Credit by Exam

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Credit by Exam

Credit By Exam for Lake Worth ISD

 What is Credit by Exam?

 Let us explain:

  •  Exams for Acceleration:
    • Exams for Acceleration (EA) provide students an opportunity to earn grade level subject area credit or to advance through a grade level without prior instruction.
    • Students must demonstrate mastery of 80% or higher on all Exams for Acceleration (EA). Science, Social Studies, Math and English.
  • Credit By Exam:
    • Utilized to earn credit for a course, when a student has had prior instruction, traditionally within middle and high school.
    • Students must demonstrate mastery of 70% or higher on a CBE to earn verification or retrieval credit. 

If you are interested, please see your student’s school counselor.  Exam times are listed below for the 2023-2024 school year.  

Fall Semester:  
September 29, 2023
  (Register by September 5, 2023)

 November 10, 2023  
(Register by October 6, 2023) 
Spring Semester:  

 February 23, 2024  
(Register by January 19, 2024)

 May 31, 2024  
(Register by May 1, 2024)  

Credit by Examination, Grades 6-12:

A student in grades 6-12 may be awarded credit based on performance on a CBE taken either with no prior instruction (scoring an 80%) or with prior instruction (scoring a 70%; credit recovery). Students may not attempt to earn credit by exam for the same high school subject more than two times.

If you are interested, please see your student’s school counselor.

Credit by Examination for Acceleration, Kinder-grade 5:

A student in grades K-5 can be accelerated one grade if the student scores 80% or higher on each CBE including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for the grade level the student wishes to advance past. 

If you are interested, please see your student’s school counselor.

A student will earn course credit with a passing score of at least 80 on the exam. Depending on the student's grade level and the course for which the student seeks to earn credit by exam, an end-of-course (EOC) assessment may be required for graduation.  

A student in elementary school will be eligible to accelerate to the next grade level if the student scores at least 80 on each exam in the subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  

If a student plans to take an exam, the student (or parent/guardian) must register with the principal no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled testing date. The district will not honor a request by a student or parent/guardian to administer a test on a date other than the published dates. If the district agrees to administer a test other than the one chosen by the district, the student's parent/guardian will be responsible for the cost of the exam.  

[For further information, see policy EHDC(LOCAL) on the Lake Worth ISD website under Our District - School Board - Board Policy Online.]