• CBEs are designed to evaluate a student's mastery of a given subject or discipline relative to Texas standards. They can be used for credit recovery or acceleration in a course (K-12) or grade level (K-8). The following CBEs cannot be used to replace an end-of-course exam (EOC) or acceleration, only credit recovery:

    • Algebra I A & B
    • English II A & B
    • Biology A & B
    • U.S. History A & B
    • English I A & B


    Credit Recovery

    • With approval, students in grades 6-12 who received prior instruction in a subject area but did not receive credit may earn credit by passing an exam (grade of 70% or above) that assesses the student's knowledge and skills in that subject area.



    • With approval, students in grades K-12 seeking placement credit in a subject area in which they have not received prior instruction may earn credit by passing all content exams for the grade level with a grade of 80% or above (SKIP-A-GRADE).


    Texas Education Agency



    • Students interested in Credit by Exam please contact your campus counselor.
    • Parents interested in Skip-A-Grade for their student please contact your campus administrator.