Credit by Examination - Math Acceleration ONLY


Elementary Math Acceleration
- Please see these guidelines for elementary math only testing. 

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.

Current Course


Acceleration Course Requested


TEKS to be Tested on

Credit by Exam (CBE)

6 th Grade Math On-Level


Advanced Pre-Algebra
(previously called 7 th Pre-AP Math)*

7 th Grade On-Level TEKS

6th/7th Compacted Advanced Math
(previously called 6th Grade PAP Math)*

to Pre-AP Algebra 1
8th Grade On-Level TEKS

7 th Grade Math On-Level


Pre-AP Algebra 1

8 th Grade On Level TEKS

*The course names for middle school math will be changing for the 2018-2019 school year. 


CBE Scheduled Dates



June 4-6, 2019 May 17, 2019 (noon) Northwest High School
July 16-18, 2019  June 28, 2019 (noon) Northwest High School

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. 

CBE Application