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Credit by Examination Deadline Update: COVID-19

COVID-19 Credit by Examination Update: Due to the closure of school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, our Credit by Examination (CBE) and Examinations for Acceleration timelines have shifted. Our CBE partner, The University of Texas, has released a secure testing platform for CBEs given for students in Grades 3-12 where students may complete their CBE in their own homes. This service integrates an identification process, lockdown browser, and video monitoring as students complete their exams on their own computer at home.

For students already registered for April testing, school counselors will reach out to confirm each student’s desire to complete the CBE and check that needed technology and internet connections will meet the requirements of the UT testing platform. For additional students in Grades 3- 12 wishing to test in the summer, please contact your counselor by May 29, 2020 in order to be registered for in- home CBE testing. At some point before June 19, 2020, students (Grades 9-12) and parents (Grades 3-8) will receive an email from UT with directions for how to complete their in-home CBE.


The deadline for your counselor to submit your request for CBE home testing is May 29, 2020.
The deadline for completing any registered CBE at home is July 24, 2020.


The safety of our students, families, and Hays CISD staff are our primary concern. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer in-person CBE testing for K-2 students intending to accelerate. In addition, we cannot offer students in Grades 3-12 in-person CBE testing if they do not have the needed technology at home. Working with health officials, we will continue to provide updates if we are able to provide in-person testing at any point this summer.


Click here for complete details of UPDATED CBE testing.

Click here to visit the Hays CISD Student Assessment webpage.