Credit by Examination (CBE) Recovery

Credit Recovery


Credit by Examination WITH Prior Instruction

Credit by examination (CBE) is available for students in grades 9 - 12 who have lost credit in courses approved by the board of trustees (Board Policy EHDB LEGAL/LOCAL).

1. Students must have had prior formal instruction to be eligible for this CBE.

2. Examinations that are used for credit by examination purposes must be approved by the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction or the designee.

3. For a student to receive credit by examination with prior instruction, the student must correctly answer 70% of the items on the test instrument.

4. CBE shall not be used to gain eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities. A campus principal, counselor, and/or attendance review committee may offer a student with excessive absences an opportunity to earn credit for a course by passing a CBE. In these instances, the passing standard of 70% (see #3) shall apply.

5. High school students should contact their counselor for additional information.

6. Preregistration and parental approval is required.

7. Grades earned through CBE are not included in the GPA ranking. Board Policy EIC (LEGAL/LOCAL).

8. There is a Fee for this testing to be paid by the parents/students. After completing the online application, you will receive an email confirmation with a copy of your application.  Print this email and take to your school office to pay for the testing.  Testing cost $25.00 per test, per semester. (Ex. If you are testing for English 3 for both semesters, it will cost $50.00)

 Credit Recovery Online Application

(Registration will open March for June testing.)


​CBE Scheduled Testing Dates


Testing Dates

Registration Deadline

Testing Location
February 17, 19, & 24, 2018 January 29, 2018 Administration Building
June 5-7, 2018 May 18, 2018 Northwest High School
 July 17-19, 2018 July 6, 2018 Northwest High School

Exams and grading are conducted by Texas Tech University. For information about the tests and pre-exam assignments, please visit
 Texas Tech University. Please take time to review these requirements and testing helps. The maximum time allotted for each subject area tested is three hours. Students are allowed a maximum of two exams per day.

Please contact your counselor with any questions or concerns with your credit recovery.