• Credit by Exam

    Credit by Exam (CBE) is a process for ascertaining student achievement and awarding credit for a particular course which is normally offered within the student's high school, without the student having to enroll or otherwise participate in the course. CBEs cannot be taken to make up a failed course. CBEs typically are posted as “PASS” on the student transcript. If a student does not pass a CBE, it cannot be retaken.

    World Language Credit by Exam is earned by taking either the SLIP or the STAMP.

    SLIP (Second Language Inventory Protocol) Test is an option for students to obtain World Language Credit with little or no English proficiency. Exam questions are in the language the student is testing in. [Learn more]

    STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) is a web-based test that assesses proficiency in world languages. Students should be native English speakers or ESL students with high intermediate to advanced English. [Learn more]      

    Health Credit by Exam/Portfolio Option (Health CBE) allows students to earn one full credit. Students need to pass the PPS Health Exam with a minimum of 80% and then complete a portfolio of work within 3 months of taking the test. [Learn more]

    Other content areas may be available through Credit by Exam. Contact the Learning and Credit Options Administrator to request more information. 

    Contact:
    Diane Berthoin-Hernandez, LCO/VS Administrator, dianepbh@pps.net, or 503-916-2000 x71730
    Keisha Mateo, Senior Clerk,  kmateo@pps.net 503-916-6120, or 503-916-2000 x71732

    Enrollment Windows:
    CBEs take time to complete and time to score and process. Plan ahead to ensure that your results are posted to your trasncript in time to meet your academic goals.

    Here are the enrollment windows for each CBE:

    • Health enrollment window is September 1 through March 1 each year.
    • SLIP testing window varies each year. See annual schedule on the registration form.
    • STAMP testing window varies each year. See annual schedule on the registration form. 

    SENIORS 
    In order to ensure that your grades and creidts are posted to your transcript in time for graduation, make sure to plan ahead.

    Senior dates are:

    • Health enrollment window is September 1 through March 1 each year.
    • SLIP test must be taken no later than April 1 of each year.
    • STAMP test must be taken by May 1 each year.

     

Diane Berthoin-Hernandez
Assistant Director
(503) 916-2000 x71730