EHDB(LOCAL) - ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR EARNING CREDIT: CREDIT BY EXAMINATION WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTION

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

A student may use credit by examination to demonstrate mastery. A student may test in elementary grades 1–5 or in any academic course at the secondary level in grades 6–12, with the prior approval of the appropriate administrator, to earn credit. Such examinations shall thoroughly test the student's mastery of the essential knowledge and skills in the applicable subject areas or grade level and all examinations shall be approved by the Superintendent or designee.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to earn credit by examination, a student must have had prior instruction in the subject or course, as determined by the District on the basis of a review of the student's educational records. A student must have received a grade of at least 60 in the course failed in order to gain credit by such an examination.

Student enrolling from nonaccredited school

On approval of the attendance committee, a student who is enrolling in the District from a nonaccredited school may be permitted to earn or regain course credit through credit by examination. [See FD]

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES

On approval of the attendance committee, a student who has excessive absences may be permitted to earn or regain course credit through credit by examination. [See FEC]

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Credit by examination shall not be used to gain eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities.

PASSING SCORE

To receive credit, students shall score a grade of 70 or above on the examination. The grade for credit by examination with prior instruction shall be recorded on the academic achievement record and included in the student's GPA. [See EIC(LOCAL)]

PROCEDURES

Tests shall be administered according to procedures approved by the Superintendent or designee.

Fort Bend ISD

EHDB(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2011.02

DATE ISSUED: 5/16/2011