Credit by Exam

Each year, Comal ISD administers Credit by Exam for acceleration and credit recovery for students in grades K-12.
 
Please click on the applicable section below for scheduling and administration information. 

The next Kindergarten Acceleration opportunity will be Fall 2022


Assessments will be administered on the student’s home campus once they arrive in the district.

 

testingGenerally, children are best placed at a grade level with students of their own age. However, some students of kindergarten age may already have mastered the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten and, for this reason, are ready to go on to first grade. Acceleration by Examination for kindergarten is to allow students to advance to first grade who are not yet six years of age but are academically ready to do so. Typically, these are students who have been enrolled in a private kindergarten (accredited or non-accredited) or a homeschool arrangement.

Kindergarten acceleration opportunities will be offered only once per year. Comal ISD does not accept another district’s kindergarten acceleration testing. A student who enrolls in Comal ISD must meet Comal ISD standards if deadlines have not passed.

 

A student in kindergarten may be accelerated to first grade if he or she meets ALL of the following requirements in this order:

  1. The student is five (5) years of age on September 1 of the school year in which tested;
  2. The student is six years old on or before December 31 of the school year in which tested;
  3. The student is enrolled in kindergarten in the District;
  4. The student’s parent or guardian initiates the request in writing within the first two weeks of school;
  5. The parent/guardian timely files the request with the campus principal and attends a conference to discuss the request;
  6. The student scores at or above the kindergarten end-of-year expectations (for 21-22 the EOY RIT score expectation is 150) on the District’s early reading assessment, which is administered by the kindergarten teacher; and
  7. The student scores at least 80 on each of the following kindergarten content area assessments (language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) through Credit by Exam. Comal ISD will purchase and administer the exams to the student.

The principal will make the recommendation for acceleration and the decision made will be final. 

       Elementary, Middle, and High School Student Testing Information 2021-2022

Elementary and Middle School (ES/MS)

Testing Level

Applications posted to CISD website

Applications Due to campus by end of school day

Testing Dates at Campuses

ES/MS Fall Testing

September 27th

October 14th

November 15-19th

ES/MS Spring Testing

January 4th

January 31st

February 28-March 4th 

*ES/MS Summer I Testing

April 18th

May 16th

Testing at PHS June 7-8

*ES/MS Summer II Testing

April 18th

May 16th

Testing at CLHS July 26-27

High School (HS)

Testing Level

Applications posted to CISD website

Applications Due to campus by 4pm

Testing Dates at Campuses

HS Fall Testing

August 19th

September 9th

CLHS-October 9

DHS-October 16

SVHS-October 23

CHS-October 30

HS Spring Testing

December 6th

January 10th

 

CLHS-February 5

DHS-February 5

CHS-February 12

SVHS-February 26

*HS Summer I Testing

April 18th

May 16th

Testing at PHS June 7-8

*HS Summer II Testing

April 18th

May 16th

Testing at CLHS July 26-27

Credit 

*ES/MS/HS Summer testing is held at two different high school campuses. The testing will be two days.  Testing during the school year is held at the student’s home campus, with the exception of MECHS and HCCPHS.

Starting February 1, 2018, students may request the UT High School CBEs for acceleration for courses with a state-level EOC (Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, & U.S. History). 

 

  1. Middle School students in grades 6-8 enrolling in Comal ISD for the first time are eligible to request Credit by Exam for Acceleration. Students must be enrolling from an accredited school. Students must have completed the enrollment process and have a Local ID assigned to them before assessments can be ordered. Current safety and policy procedures will be followed. 
  2. Elementary students in grades 1-5 enrolling in Comal ISD for the first time are eligible to request Credit by Exam for Acceleration. Students must be enrolling from an accredited school. Students must have completed the enrollment process and have a Local ID assigned to them before assessments can be ordered.  Current safety and policy procedures will be followed. 
  3. The deadline was Friday, August 13th, 2021. 
For information regarding students enrolling from non-accredited schools, including home school, please visit here.
The application window for the next testing opportunity is now closed. Applications will be posted for the next testing sessions in Fall 2022.