EI(LEGAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Award of Credit
The award of credit for a course affirms that a student has satisfactorily met state and local requirements. 19 TAC 74.26(a)
Early Award of Credit
A district may offer courses designated for grades 9–12 in earlier grade levels. Credit must be awarded if the student has demonstrated achievement by meeting the standard requirements of the course, including demonstrated proficiency in the subject matter, regardless of the time the student received instruction in the course or the grade level at which proficiency was attained. The academic achievement record (transcript) shall reflect that students have satisfactorily completed courses at earlier grade levels from grades 9–12 and have been awarded state graduation credits. 19 TAC 74.26(b)
In accordance with a district's local policy, a student who is able to successfully complete only half of a course can be awarded credit proportionately. 19 TAC 74.26(d)
A district shall award credit proportionately to a student who is homeless or in substitute care who successfully completes only half of a course. 19 TAC 74.26(e)
Attendance for Credit or Final Grade
Unless credit is awarded by the attendance committee, or regained in accordance with a principal's plan [see FEC], a student in any grade level from kindergarten through grade 8 may not be given credit or a final grade for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered. Education Code 25.092
Homeless or Substitute Care
Each district must adopt a local policy to assist with awarding to a student who is homeless or in substitute care credit for a course that was earned prior to the student enrolling in or transferring to the district, as required by 19 Administrative Code 74.26 (Award of Credit).
Each district must examine how credit is awarded based on satisfactorily meeting all state and local requirements for a course upon enrollment, as required by 19 Administrative Code 74.26. [For information on credit by exam for students who are homeless or in substitute care, see EHDC].
Each district must:
- Develop a credit recovery plan for students who were denied credits outside the district;
- Create a course transition plan for students who have been denied credit;
- Develop and administer a personal graduation plan for each student in junior high or middle school, as required by Education Code 28.0212 [see EIF];
- Ensure that school staff engage with the student, parent, or guardian, as applicable, to develop a credit recovery plan upon enrollment if the student has a credit deficit that would impede on-time promotion or graduation; and
- Comply with Education Code 28.025(i), concerning the award of diplomas for students who are homeless or in substitute care who are in grade 11 or 12.
19 TAC 89.1607(a), (d)–(e)
[For information on transition assistance for students who are homeless or in substitute care, including enrollment and placement in education programs and courses, see FFC.]