Credit By Exam



    The state’s education law, the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), will allow Wharton ISD public school students to obtain credit in a course or grade level by passing tests approved by school district trustees.  Texas law, 19 TAC Chapter74, allows students to “test out of a course” by taking a “Credit by Examination” without prior instruction in the course(s) being tested. To earn credit for a grade or a subject, the student must answer 80% of the questions correctly. In accordance with local school district policy, a student in any of Grades 6-12 may be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she had some prior instruction if the student scores 70% on the test. The tests are rigorous, targeting all the objectives for the courses covered.

    The tests will be administered in Victoria through Region 3 Education Service Center on June 20, 21, and 22, 2018 and again on July 11, 12, 13, 2018, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Registration applications may be picked up in the counselor's office at your child's school or at the Wharton ISD Administration building during the months of April and May 2018. The deadline for registrations to be returned to your the school district is May 30, 2018, by 4:00 P.M. There are no fees or costs to take the tests. However, parents must provide transportation to Region 3 ESC, 1905 Leary Lane, Victoria, TX 77901.  

    For more information call Gayle Parenica at 979-532-3612 or email