Exam for Acceleration (EA)
Definition & Purpose
Credit by Exam (CBE) and Exam for Acceleration (EA) are terms that are occasionally used interchangeably, but they are not utilized for the same purpose. To learn more about CBEs, please visit the District’s Credit by Exam Page.
Exam for Acceleration (EA) - Provides an opportunity to earn grade level or course
credit in which no prior formal instruction was completed. The EA is designed for a very
small percentage of learners who have both the academic and emotional need to
advance a course. Exam for Acceleration is not designed for grade level recovery when
a student is retained in a previous grade level. Students must demonstrate mastery of
80% or higher on an EA to earn credit.
The only students who should take an exam for acceleration are those who display an
extremely advanced level of understanding of the learning objectives assessed on the
EA which will be the grade level/course above the grade level/course in which your child
is currently enrolled.
Testing Dates & Deadlines
Acceleration for the 2021-22 School Year
Please reach out to your student’s counselor to apply.
||All Contents (Except World Languages)
|World Languages Only
|July 18-July 21
* November and January tests are reserved for HS, 1-semester courses. Year-long courses (e.g. Math 7) cannot be tested during Windows B or C due to pre-requisite and state guidelines. For additional information, please see the District Guidelines for Exam for Acceleration.
**New to Frisco students who enroll after May 13, 2022 will need to contact their campus about application and testing details while counselors are on contract. Learn more about New to Frisco student acceleration exams.