2017-2018Credit By Exam
August 21st - August 25th
November 27th - December 1st
February 5th - February 10th
May 21st - May 25th
April 20thCredit by Exam provides a way for kindergarten through eighth grade students to take a test to move ahead one grade level. For high school students, Credit by Exam provides students an opportunity to earn credit in a course that they have not taken in school. Credit by Exam may also provide an opportunity for high school students to earn the credit for a course that they have taken, but for which credit was not awarded.
CREDIT BY EXAM—If a Student Has Taken the Course/Subject (All Grade Levels)
A student who has previously taken a course or subject—but did not receive credit or a final grade for it—may, in circumstances determined by the principal or attendance committee, be permitted to earn credit by passing an exam approved by the district’s board of trustees on the essential knowledge and skills defined for that course or subject. Prior instruction may include, for example, incomplete coursework due to a failed course or excessive absences, homeschooling, or coursework by a student transferring from a non-accredited school. The opportunity to take an examination to earn credit for a course or to be awarded a final grade in a subject after the student has had prior instruction is sometimes referred to as “credit recovery.”
The school counselor or principal would determine if the student could take an exam for this purpose. If approval is granted, the student must score at least 70 on the exam to receive credit for the course or subject.
The attendance review committee may also offer a student with excessive absences an opportunity to earn credit for a course by passing an exam.
[For further information, see the school counselor, policy EHDB (LOCAL) and Resolution of the Board Approving Examinations For Credit For Students in Grades 6-12 Who Have Had Prior Instruction.]
CREDIT BY EXAM FOR ADVANCEMENT/ACCELERATION—If a Student Has Not Taken the Course/Subject
A student will be permitted to take an exam to earn credit for an academic course or subject area for which the student has had no prior instruction, i.e., for advancement or to accelerate to the next grade level. The exams offered by the district are approved by the district’s board of trustees, and state law requires the use of certain exams, such as College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, when applicable. The dates on which exams are scheduled during the 2017-2018 school year will be published in appropriate district publications and on the district’s website. The only exceptions to the published dates will be for any exams administered by another entity besides the district. In this case, a student and the district must comply with the testing schedule of the other entity. During each testing window provided by the district, a student may attempt a specific exam only once.
If a student plans to take an exam, the student (or parent) must register with the school counselor no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled testing date. Please fill out the registration request for Kindergarten-Grade 5 or Grades 6-12 and return it to the campus principal or counselor. [For further information, see policy EHDC and Resolution of the Board Approving Examinations For Acceleration Or To Earn Credit Without Prior Instruction.]
Students in Grades 1-5
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, a district administrator recommends that the student be accelerated, and the student’s parent gives written approval of the grade advancement.
Students in Grades 6–12
A student in grade 6 or above will earn course credit with a passing score of at least 80 on the exam, a scaled score of 60 or higher on an exam administered through the CLEP, or a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam, as applicable. A student may take an exam to earn high school course credit no more than twice. If a student fails to achieve the designated score on the applicable exam before the beginning of the school year in which the student would need to enroll in the course according to the school’s high school course sequence, the student must complete the course._______________________________________________________________________________________________
Students are encouraged to review the course study guide on the university website.
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