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. 

Requests for Kindergarten Acceleration are being accepted now through Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Parent must submit request in writing to student's home campus.


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, and the student has a 6-digit local id number;
  4. The student’s parent or guardian initiates the request in writing within the first two weeks of school or before school starts;
  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 on the District’s early reading assessment, which is administered by campus personnel (for 22-23 the EOY RIT score expectation is 150) ; 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 2022-2023

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 22nd

October 13th

November 14-18th

ES/MS Spring Testing

January 4th

January 31st

February 27-March 3rd  

*ES/MS Summer I Testing

April 18th

May 15th

Testing at SVHS June 6-7

*ES/MS Summer II Testing

April 18th

May 15th

Testing at CHS July 25-26

High School (HS)

Testing Level

Applications posted to CISD website

Applications Due to campus by 4pm

Testing Dates at Campuses

HS Fall Testing

August 23rd  

September 8th

CLHS/DHS-October 8

PHS-October 15

SVHS-October 22

CHS-October 29

HS Spring Testing

December 6th

January 9th

 

CLHS/DHS-February 4

PHS/SVHS-February 11

CHS-February 25

*HS Summer I Testing

April 18th

May 15th

Testing at SVHS June 6-7

*HS Summer II Testing

April 18th

May 15th

Testing at CHS July 25-26

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 application deadline has closed for New Enrollees. 
For information regarding students enrolling from non-accredited schools, including home school, please visit here.
The applications for Elementary and Middle School Fall Credit by Exam are below.
The application window for the New Enrollees has closed. 
The High School Fall Credit By Exam application window has closed.