Credit by Examination - Math Acceleration ONLY
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Elementary Math Acceleration
- Please see these guidelines for elementary math only testing.       
(After reviewing Elementary Math Acceleration guidelines - application is at bottom of this page.

Middle School Math Acceleration
Without Prior Instruction, (Grades 6-7)

Middle school students have the opportunity to accelerate in mathematics through a locally developed and locally assessed credit-by-exam (CBE) test. When student chooses to move from On Level to Advanced/Pre-AP a CBE is required because they have not received instruction on some grade level standards due the condensed curriculum in Advanced/Pre-AP math courses. Students who wish to accelerate an entire grade level of math without prior instruction will be required to score a minimum of 80% on the CBE.

Although there is no study guide, parents/learners may access the Texas Education Agency's website to view the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) covered in the exams.

The table below explains who is required to take a CBE and what TEKS will be tested in each situation.

On Level MS 

Ad Level MS 
 Double Adv MS


CBE Scheduled Dates



June 2021:

Wednesday, June 2nd
Thursday, June 3rd
Saturday, June 5th

 CLOSED * Steele Accelerated High School
for Wednesday & Thursday

Saturday - NISD Administration Building
July 2021:

Wednesday, July 14th
Thursday, July 15th
Saturday, July 17th
 June 21st (noon) *
Steele Accelerated High School
for Wednesday & Thursday

Saturday - NISD Administration Building

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

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), Chromebook (4th-8th math) 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Northwest ISD will not offer examinations for credit on dates other than the scheduled dates. There is no charge for the tests given on the scheduled dates. The district is not obligated to provide study guides or textbooks for students to prepare for the examination. All tests are in English. Credit/Acceleration by examination cannot be used to raise a passing grade. Please discuss credit-by-exam opportunities with your student's teacher or guidance counselor, as acceleration may not be appropriate for all students.

CBE Application

July testing will close at noon on June 21st.