High school course credit available through exams

April 17, 2013 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated April 16, 2013 at 11:17 p.m.

Victoria public school students can now obtain credit in a course or grade level by passing tests approved by the district's school board.

The state's education law will allows students to earn course credit by taking a "Credit by Examination" without prior instruction in the course being tested.

To earn credit for a grade or a subject the student must answer 90 percent of the questions correctly.

In accordance with local school district policy, a student in grades 6-12 may be given credit for an academic subject in which they had some prior instruction if the student scores 70 percent on the test. The tests are rigorous, targeting all the objectives for the courses covered.

The tests will be administered in Victoria through Region III Education Service Center and Victoria ISD from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 27, 28 and 29, and July 10, 11 and 12.

Registration applications may be picked up in Victoria school campus offices during April and May.

For more information call VISD campus counselors or the district's Assessment Office at 361-788-9306.



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