Credit By Examination (CBE)
Credit by Examination is available for Allen ISD students having completed eighth through twelfth grades who wish to either accelerate through a high school credit course ("without prior instruction") or choose to test for credit recovery purposes ("with prior instruction").
Credit by Examination registration must be approved by the counselor on the student's campus. Some courses may also require principal approval. Examinations may not be offered or approved for some courses. Please contact your child's campus for registration forms and information.
Current legislation requires students testing without prior instruction to score an 80% or higher on the exam(s) to earn course credit. Students testing with prior instruction must score a 70% or higher for credit recovery purposes. Exam content is based upon the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Official score results will be communicated to a student's parent/guardian and the home campus after testing. If the student has met the score requirements indicated above, the campus counselor will coordinate with the student regarding any necessary schedule adjustments.
Please note: Due to changes in credit by examination policies (§74.24 of TAC), a STAAR End-Of-Course (EOC) assessed course must now be externally validated by the testing vendor to meet more rigorous requirements. Currently, there are no assessments available for EOC-assessed courses that meet the new validation criteria established by the Texas Education Agency. Therefore, at this time, we are unable to offer or approve credit by examination registration for students without prior instruction seeking to test in an EOC-assessed subject.