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Credit by Exam

Credit by Examination (CBE)

Requests for CBEs are not common at Hudson ISD. However, parents/students may request to 'test out' of a course or grade level for various reasons. Here are a couple of common reasons that have been used for CBE: (hypothetical examples only)


  • A student moves to HISD from another state where high school credit is not transferable. The student may have taken a math course that is not called Algebra 1, but may cover some of the TEKS. The student may wish to take an Alg 1 CBE to see if credit can be awarded.
  • A student is a native Spanish speaker with previous formal instruction in language development. This student may wish to take a Spanish 1 and/or 2 CBE to see if credit may be awarded for this course.
  • A student was held back a year in grade 1 at a parent request. A year later, the parent regrets this and feels that the student should be promoted back to the cohort of students of the child's age. The parent can request the student be tested to skip a grade level. This is seldom achieved due to the nature of tested material, but is an option. However, it is strongly encouraged to meet with campus administrators and counselors to make the best decision for the child.

Below is information about CBE. Board policy gives more specific information regarding this issue as stated in the document below.

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