Elementary School Exam for AccelerationStudents under certain circumstances may be able to take Credit by Exam for a course in which they have had prior instruction but did not receive credit. The principal or designee or the attendance committee, as applicable, shall have authority to offer a student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in a subject or to earn course credit by examination when the student has had prior instruction in a subject and when:
- The student is enrolling in the District from a non-accredited school;
- The student is enrolling in the District from a homeschool;
- The student has failed a subject or course: or
- The student has earned a passing grade in a subject or course but has failed to earn credit because of excessive absences.
Examinations shall assess the student’s mastery of the essential knowledge and skills and shall be administered according to established District procedures.
Prior to offering a student an opportunity to demonstrate mastery or earn credit by this method, an appropriate District employee shall review the student’s educational records to determine whether the student has had prior instruction in the subject or course.
Students must demonstrate 80% or higher mastery, or score at or above the 50th percentile on the approved criterion-referenced test to receive credit in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.