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Earning Units of High School Course Credit by Testing‐out


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on Wed, 2013-07-17 16:24

Please ask your counselor about specific requirements and costs of the EOCT Test-Out.

  1. Beginning in school year 2013‐2014, a student may demonstrate subject area competency by testing‐out of any course that has an associated End of Course Test (EOCT).
  2. A unit of course credit is awarded to students who reach the performance level of Exceeds on an EOCT prior to taking a specific EOCT course.
  3. Students have only one opportunity per course to test‐out.
  4. At this time, a student may only earn up to three credits by testing‐out.
  5. Students must meet the following requirements for earning course credit through testing‐out:
    • a) Not currently or previously enrolled in the course;
    • b) Have earned a grade of B or better in a content area course that is the same content area of the course for which the student is attempting the EOCT;
    • c) Received a teacher recommendation from a teacher in the same content area
    • d) Received parent/guardian permission as stated by the Local Board of Education
  6. Students who do not reach the performance level of Exceeds when attempting to test‐out must enroll in and complete the associated course and retake the EOCT even if the students makes a passing grade on the EOCT during the testing‐out attempt.
  7. Students who are currently enrolled, or who have previously been enrolled, in a higher‐level course are not allowed to earn credit by later attempting to test‐out of a lower level course. For example, a student already taking AP Physics may not earn credit for Physical Science by testing‐out.
  8. Course credit of students who test‐out of a course is reported in the same way as the course credit earned through completing courses.
  9. Local boards of education may develop policies relating to utilizing grade equivalent scores in the calculation of the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).
  10. Under NCAA requirements, units of credit earned through testing‐out using the EOCT will not count as a core course credit for athletic aid for any student seeking NCAA Division I or II athletic scholarships.

Whitfield County School System Grade Equivalent from EOCT to GPA

  • EOCT 90 = Grade 93
  • EOCT 91 = Grade 94
  • EOCT 92 = Grade 95
  • EOCT 93 = Grade 96
  • EOCT 94 = Grade 97
  • EOCT 95 = Grade 98
  • EOCT 96 and above = Grade 100

This document summarizes the highlights of State Board of Education Rule 160‐5‐1‐.15 AWARDING UNITS OF CREDIT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER CREDIT AND/OR GRADES and supporting Guidelines and is not inclusive of all requirements for testing‐out.

Download a PDF of this information.