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Credit by Examination (CBE)

Credit by exam for acceleration provides a way for 1st through 5th grade students to take a test to move ahead one grade level. For 6th through high school students, Credit by Exam provides advanced students an opportunity to earn credit in a course that they have NOT taken in school. Students must be enrolled in a Mansfield ISD school in order to be eligible for Credit by Exam for acceleration testing and must be attending classes.

Credit by Exam for Advancement Grades 1 - 5

Credit by Examination for Advancement (without prior instruction) is available to first through fifth grade students who wish to test for advancement to the next grade level. Information about Kindergarten acceleration (skipping Kindergarten) is available from elementary counselors.

Elementary students must take exams in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and Language Arts. Students must demonstrate mastery of 80% or higher on each test to be eligible to take the next test. Students who demonstrate 80% or higher mastery on all four tests will be considered for advancement to the next grade level.

Effective November 2018, testing for fall placement is offered in June. Application should be made to the school counselor. Application deadlines are listed in the testing calendar. Parents should be aware that there are no exceptions available for students to test at any other times and should plan summer vacation schedules accordingly. There is no charge for testing of Mansfield ISD students. Testing is conducted at the RL Anderson Complex unless otherwise notified. Results will be sent to campus counselors after the scoring is complete. Parents can obtain the test results directly from the campus counselors.

Registration Form: Grades 1-5

Credit by Exam for Advancement Grades 6 - 12

Students in grade 6 - High school who wish to earn credit for a course in which they have had no prior formal instruction may test through credit by exam. Students must demonstrate 80% or higher mastery on the exam in order to earn credit.

Testing for course acceleration is offered four times a year, with one being credit through AP testing. The application should be submitted to the school counselor. Application deadlines are listed in the testing calendar. Parents should be aware that there are no exceptions available for students to test at any other times and should plan summer vacation schedules accordingly. There is no charge for testing of Mansfield ISD students. Testing is conducted at the RL Anderson Complex unless otherwise notified. Results will be sent to campus counselors after the scoring is complete. Parents can obtain the test results directly from the campus counselors.

Registration Form: Grades 6-12

 

 


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