EHDC(LOCAL) - ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR EARNING CREDIT: CREDIT BY EXAMINATION WITHOUT PRIOR INSTRUCTION
The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for the development or selection of tests a student may use to earn course credit or accelerate to the next grade level without prior instruction in a course or grade level. Each examination shall thoroughly test the essential knowledge and skills in the applicable course or grade level.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish a schedule of dates, in accordance with law, when examinations for acceleration shall be administered and shall ensure that the dates are published in appropriate District publications or on the District's website.
The District may deny a parent's or student's request for an alternative examination or alternative date.
The District shall not charge for an examination for acceleration administered on the published dates or alternative dates.
However, the student's parent shall pay for an alternative examination approved by the District.
For a student enrolled in grade 6 or above, the Superintendent or designee shall award course credit or approve acceleration on the basis of an examination for acceleration only for a score of at least 80 percent on the examination.
For a student enrolled in grades 1–5, the Superintendent or designee shall approve acceleration for an entire grade level on the basis of examinations for acceleration when the student achieves a score of at least 80 percent on each examination for each required subject area.
The District shall assign a child who is five years old on or before September 1 to grade 1 rather than kindergarten if the student meets all the following requirements:
- A score of 90 percent or higher on a criterion-referenced test for kindergarten in mathematics;
- A score of 90 percent or higher on a criterion-referenced test for kindergarten in language arts/reading; and
- A score of 6.4 years of age or above on a developmental screening examination selected by the District.