The Sulphur Springs ISD 2021-22 Credit by Exam (CBE) schedule has been set, and those students hoping to schedule one this summer only have until Tuesday to register.
These tests are offered four times a year for students who hope to attain credit for courses they’ve never had any prior instruction in, per EHDC (Legal) policy. For instance, a student who is especially gifted in a particular subject area might wish to get ahead by testing at or above the required grade on a CBE test to be able to get credit for it without having to take it, then can skip ahead to the next class in that subject area.
According to Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams, no SSISD students attempted CBEs last year, and it is in fact rare for students to do so. However, a schedule is established and approved in case a student wishes to attempt it.
In order to take a CBE, students must register with the school counselor 30 days prior to the testing date, in accordance with the schedule. This allows the district to develop or purchase examinations for acceleration to thoroughly test comprehension of the information presented in the applicable grade level or subject.
The registration deadline and 2021-22 Credit By Exam schedule at SSISD is as follows:
- Register no later than June 29, 2021, in order to take a test on July 30, 2021.
- Register no later than by Nov. 2, 2021, in order to take the test on Dec. 3, 2021;
- Register no later than Jan. 28, 2022, in order to take the test on March 2, 2022; and
- Register no later than April 29, 2022, in order to take the test on June 2, 2022.
Check out EHDC (LEGAL) policy, to learn specific requirements for taking CBE tests and advancing a class or grade.