April 17 is the application deadline for the Irving ISD summer administration of Credit By Examination (CBE) for advancement (Grades K-12). CBE evaluates mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a particular subject or grade level.
At the elementary level (K-5), options include acceleration from kindergarten to first grade and skipping a grade level in grades 1-5. At the secondary level (6-12), the following options are available:
Without Prior Instruction
CBE is offered to students as an opportunity to receive credit for a course in which the student has received no prior instruction. A student may advance one grade level (6-8) or one course per subject area (9-12) in each testing period. Scores of 85 percent or above on an approved exam is required to receive credit.
With Prior Instruction
Students may earn CBE if they have received prior instruction in the subject for which the exam is taken. Scores of 70 percent or above on the course examination and/or completion of applicable projects is required.
Applications and information are available from the studentís school counselor.
Testing dates will be June 8-10 at Lively Elementary School, 1800