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    Channelview ISD
    Credit By Exam
     
    Channelview Independent School District offers students currently enrolled in grades K through 12 the opportunity to take Credit by Exam (CBE) tests. The assessments will be administered during specific times throughout the school year. Students must score 80 percent or better on assessments to receive credit. Students have the opportunity to advance an entire grade level in elementary or junior high school. In high school, students can receive course credit. Interested students or parents should contact the school counselor at the school in which they are currently enrolled.
     
    Credit By Exam will be administered in November 2015, March 2016, June 2016 and July 2016. Please see the Testing Department Calendar for application deadlines and testing dates. 
     
     
    About Credit by Exam
    • These are rigorous assessments that thoroughly test the student's knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) of a course or grade level. By applying, it is presumed that the student has already acquired the necessary skills without prior instruction.
    • A review of the objectives/detailed information covered on each test for which a student registers can be accessed online at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ode/cbereview/. Students are responsible for accessing and reviewing these objectives before the test dates. Some required reading of lengthy novels may be required.
    • Examinations are criterion referenced tests from Texas Tech University and approved by the Board of Trustees.

     

    About Credit by Exam

    It is recommended that parents talk with their child's teacher about observations of the child's use of advanced vocabulary, achievement at a level well above average, maturity factors, and string academic abilities in order to determine if the testing is appropriate. These tests are for a grade level in which the student has received no prior instruction. The purpose of CBE is to allow students to accelerate past a grade in elementary school, beginning with kindergarten.
     
     
    Acceleration Kindergarten to First Grade
    • Student must be 6 years old by December 31 of the scholastic year.
    • A parent or district representative can recommend the acceleration of a student (Principal and counselor signature required on application).
    • A parent or guardian approves acceleration of the student (parent signature required on application).
    • Student must score 80% or above on four (4) core subject area tests for kindergarten.
    • A campus committee must review all materials before a final decision is made to accelerate the student.
     
    Acceleration Grades 2-5
    • A parent or district representative can recommend the acceleration of a student (Principal and counselor signature required on application).
    • A parent or guardian approves acceleration of the student (parent signature required on application).
    • Student must score 80% or above on all four (4) core subject area tests for the grade level desired to accelerate.
     
    Required Tests for Elementary Acceleration
     
    For grades K through 5, students are required to take four (4) assessments. One in Language Arts, one in Math, one in Science, and one in Social Studies. 
     
     
    Secondary
     
    Credit by Examination is offered to students as an opportunity to receive credit for a course in which the student has received no prior instruction. a student may advance one grade level (6-8) or one course per subject area (9-12) in each testing period. 
    • A parent or guardian approves acceleration of the student (parent and student signature required on application).
    • Student must score 80% or above in order to receive credit. If such credit is given, the score will be entered on the student's transcript.
    • For grades 6 through 8, students are required to take four (4) assessments, a two (2) part assessment in Language Arts, a two (2) part assessment in Math, a two (2) part assessment in Science, and a two (2) part assessment in Social Studies.
     
    High School Courses Available for Acceleration
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    Procedures for Registration and Testing
    • Students and/or parents visit with the school counselor regarding eligibility.
    • Pick up registration application from the school counselor.
    • Return registration application by the published deadline.
    • On the day of testing, arrive 15 minutes early; bring two #2 pencils, and a photo ID.
    • Students will observe and obey all school testing policies and procedures.
    • After testing is complete, all tests will be sent in for scoring.
    • Students and parents will be notified of scores by the school counselor or school principal.