• 2022-23 Alvin ISD
    Credit by Examination Program
    (No prior instruction)

    What is Credit by Examination?

    Students may accelerate a grade level in elementary or middle school or one or more classes at the high school level by scoring 80% or higher on the tested exams. Students testing grades K-8 must score 80% or higher on Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies assessments. High school students may take exams of state-approved courses for which there is an exam. Credit by Exams for high school courses that also require an End of Course assessment are now available. Tests may only be requested for classes or grade levels for which the student has had no prior instruction. The exams are criterion-referenced exams which are purchased and scored by University of Texas K-16 Education Center or Texas Tech University ISD, depending on the exam being administered.


    Alvin ISD students currently enrolled in grades K-12 are eligible to take Credit-by-Exams.

    * Elementary and junior high students attempting to accelerate a grade level will not test until the summer session.


    Exams will be administered at an Alvin Independent School District facility. Please verify the test site on the application.


    There will be four opportunities to take exams throughout the year. All testing will be scheduled through the Accountability and Assessment Department.

    There will be two sessions of testing per day. The morning session will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students should arrive by 7:45 a.m. so testing can begin on time. The afternoon session will vary depending on the student and the assessment being taken. Students will be allowed to work at their own pace, but they may not take more than 3 hours per exam to finish. Students may finish prior to the 3 hour time limit and will not be supervised once leaving the testing area. Arrangements should be made in advance for your child to be picked up once they are finished testing.


    There is a $25 deposit per test. Deposits are fully refundable except for students who register and do not attend the test administration. 
    How to Apply?

    Students interested in taking the Credit by Exam for high school credit courses must consult with their high school counselor (students in junior high will be connected with the appropriate contact) prior to registration. Students may earn a maximum of five (5) high school credits through online/distance learning, Credit by Exam (CBE), or CLEP exams for initial high school credit. A maximum of two (2) of the five (5) credits may be earned in junior high. Students or parents may pick up an application from a school administrator or school counselor. After the application has been completely filled out, signed by a parent, the student (if secondary), and signed by a school official, it must be returned to the campus with the deposit. 

    What to Bring?

    Students should bring all materials listed on the UTK-16E.C. or TTUISD websites, depending on the exam being administered. It is the responsibility of the parent and/or student to verify the materials needed for the exams. 

    UT Credit by Exam-Study Guides

    Texas Tech CBE Info


    The last day to turn in applications for the each date is outlined below.

      Test Dates Deadline
    1 October 14, 2022 September 16, 2022
    2 February 17, 2023 January 20, 2023
    3 June 6-8, 2023 May 5, 2023
    4 July 11-13, 2023 May 5, 2023


    When Will Results Be Available?

    It may take 4-6 weeks for the official results to be returned to the Assessment Office. The results are sent to the campus as soon as they are received from University of Texas or Texas Tech and a copy of the results will be mailed to the parents.

    How Are Results Recorded on the Student’s Permanent Record?

    Only scores for students that meet the passing standard are recorded on transcripts. If a student does not meet the passing standard, no grade is documented. A copy of the results will be placed in the student’s permanent folder.