Parent Resources » Credit By Exam Information

Credit By Exam Information

What are credit by exams

Credit by exams are elective tests taken for the purpose of skipping an elementary grade level or secondary course. Your campus counselor is the best person to provide guidance on     whether credit by exam is a good option for your student.

Please note that there are three major changes that affect credit by exam this year.

  1. New math tests for grades 5-8 will reflect changes to the state math standards (TEKS).  This will make the credit by exams for these grade levels more difficult than in the past.  The new math standards can be accessed at
  1. Legislation passed in 2013 changed the score required for students to skip a grade level or course from 90% to 80%.  This applies to testing in grades 1-12.   
  1. The new legislation requires that credit by exams for courses with End of Course Exams(EOCs) meet specific new criteria.  These requirements could not be met by any of the providers of credit by exams by this summer.  Therefore, no tests are available in 2014 for the following courses:  Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, U.S. History.

To access an application, go to and click on the Parent Info tab.  You will see Creditby Exam listed in the drop-down of this tab.  The Elementary Application is for students entering Kindergarten through grade 4.  The Secondary Application is for students entering grade 5 and above. 


Please contact Becky Burghardt if you have any questions at (979) 764-5594 or

Follow us on:
Oakwood Intermediate School
106 Holik Dr. College Station, TX 77840 Phone: (979) 764-5530 Fax:
Disclaimer & Legal
Powered by Edlio