Elementary Credit by Exam for Acceleration / Advancement Grades 1-5

  • Qualifications for Testing

    Testing is for students in grades Kindergarten through fourth who wish to skip a grade is addressed in Board Policy EHDC (Legal), under the heading of Credit by Examination.

    Testing sessions are offered in August, December, January, and April/May for students already enrolled in LISD.

    Testing Guidelines

    Students may take a Credit by Exam for acceleration purposes during any of the four testing periods. However, the following restrictions apply:

    • Placement in a new grade will only occur at the start of a school year regardless of when a CBE for acceleration is taken.
    • Students may only attempt acceleration two times for the same grade/subject

    Score reports will be sent to the counselor and principal after the test session and the scoring is completed. No information on results may be released by phone or email because of privacy laws.  Score reports will be viewable in Skyward Family access approximately 4-5 weeks following when the exam was administered.

    Application 

    Requests to take a credit by exam for acceleration must be obtained from the elementary school counselor. The application must be returned to the counselor who will sign the form and send it to the Credit by Exam Office. The deadlines for the application to be in the Credit by Exam Office are listed on the Test Calendar.

    Testing Dates and Times

    • For Students that meet testing guidelines and are enrolled in grades first - fifth with counselor approval.
    • All applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. on the Deadline Date.
    • The counselor will notify you of the specific testing date.

    Application Deadlines and Testing Information

    School Year Quarters Date Deadline Status Location Notes
    2018-19 Jul.-Sept. Aug. 3-24, 2018 Aug. 3, 2018 CLOSED Home Campus Students that meet testing guidelines and are enrolled in grades 1-5 with counselor approval.
    2018-19 Oct.-Dec. Aug. 3-24, 2018 Dec. 7, 2018 OPEN Home Campus Students that meet testing guidelines and are enrolled in grades 1-5 with counselor approval.
    2018-19 Jan.-Mar. Jan 18-Feb. 9 Jan. 8, 2019 CLOSED Home Campus Students that meet testing guidelines and are enrolled in grades 1-5 with counselor approval.
    2018-19 Apr.-Jun. May 6-May 30 April 25, 2019 CLOSED Home Campus Students that meet testing guidelines and are enrolled in grades 1-5 with counselor approval.