Credit by Examination (CBE) Recovery
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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 may go to the districts online payment system In-Touch to process your payment.  If you would like to pay by cash or check, print out your confirmation email from registration and take this to your school counseling 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)


CBE Scheduled Testing Dates




October 8, 9 & 11, 2021

September 20, 2021 *

NISD Administration Building 

January 15 & 22, 2022

January 3, 2022 * 


June 14, 15 & 18, 2022

 May 20, 2022*

Steele Accelerated High School
for Wednesday & Thursday

Saturday -Northwest High School

 July 20 & 21, 2022  July 11, 2022* Northwest High School

*no exceptions - no registration will be accepted with a timestamp after 12 pm* 

Credit Recovery Online Application
January's testing cycle application will open November 15, 2021

Testing Information:

  • Each test is allotted a maximum of 3 hours, when your student is complete, they may leave.

  • Students are ONLY allowed to bring calculator (secondary only) and a cell phone.

  • NISD will provide ALL supplies.  No student will bring anything into building except items stated above.

  • Parents will be asked to drop students off, we will have a car-line drop off.   Parents can wait in their cars or leave and come back.  We will verify all contact numbers when students are checked in at drop off. If your student does not have a cell phone, we will contact you when your student is complete.

You will receive a detail Testing Information letter after you have registered your student. 

Exams and grading are conducted by Texas Tech University.

For information about the tests, review details 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/three exams per day.

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