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Testing Assessment Information - CBE (Credit by Exam)

Welcome to the Credit by Examination (CBE) testing process. The credit by examination provides a
way for students to receive credit in a course without taking the course (CBE, no prior instruction)
or to recover credit for a course that they did not pass (PACE). Students must be registered in a
San Antonio ISD school and attending in order to be eligible to test. Other eligibility requirements
may exist, please see the policies.

Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade may test to move ahead one grade level. Middle and
High school students may earn credit in a course that they have not taken (CBE) or may earn credit
for a course which they took but for which they did not receive credit (PACE). We invite you to visit
the links below for more specific information on the testing. The cost of the CBE is covered by the
district (see policy), the cost for PACE is paid for by the student or parent (see policy).

This website is updated periodically as new information is available. Refer back periodically for
changes to the calendar and requirements. To register for testing, the student needs to obtain
testing application(s) from his/her school counselor. For general questions about credit by exam,
please contact the Testing Department at 210-554-2465.

Administration Application Deadline to the Testing
Department from the School Counselor
Test Dates
Fall August 17, 2018 September 4 - 7
Winter September 28, 2018 October 29 -
November 2
Spring January 11, 2019 February 11 - 15
Summer March 28, 2019 April 29 - May 3
                                         Please note, late applications will not be accepted.

Exams are ordered from the University of Texas K-16 Education Center.
Please refer to the linkbelow to find available course exams.

Please select the link that applies to your student for the application.

School Board Policies Regarding Credit by Examination

  • EHDC (Legal and Local) - Alternative methods for earning Credit - Credit by Examination without
    prior instruction
  • EHDC (Legal and Local) - Alternative methods for earning Credit - Credit by Examination with
    prior instruction

Applications are to be kept at the campus. Campuses should use the CBE
excel form below when ordering.