Credit by Examination

Credit-by-Exam (CBE)

Credit-by-Exam (CBE) is a testing program offered by Denison ISD for enrolled students in grades kindergarten through grade 12.  There are two reasons for administering CBE testing.  First, a student may accelerate instruction or test out of a grade level or course without having prior instruction.  Students taking CBE without prior instruction must receive a score of 80% or above on a criterion-referenced test to receive credit.  Second, a student may recover credit for a course or grade level if the student has had prior instruction and failed, provided there are extenuating circumstances.  Students in grades 6-12 taking CBE with prior instruction must receive a score of 70% or above on a criterion-referenced test to receive credit. 


Procedures for Credit-By-Exam

  • Parent/guardian or student contacts campus counselor regarding CBE.

  • Counselor provides parent/guardian or student with CBE application form.

  • Parent/guardian or student completes application form and returns form to counselor with appropriate signatures (student & parent/guardian).

  • Counselor signs completed application, and gets appropriate administrator signature.

  • Counselor forwards completed application to Director of Assessment.

  • Director of Assessment forwards appropriate tests to counselor for administering.

  • Counselor returns completed tests to Director of Assessment for scoring.

  • Campus notifies parent/guardian or student of test results.

Assessment Schedule

Applications must be received and approved 30 days prior to each assessment.

2018-2019 Testing Dates

November 7 and 8

January 16 and 17

May 29 and 30  

July 24 and 25

2018-2019 Registration Deadlines

October 1

December 10

April 15

June 20

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