College Credit Plus

To complete this alternative demonstration of competency, students must earn credit through the College Credit Plus program in a non-remedial math or English course (for the subject area not passed). Students need to earn credit in each subject area not passed. For example, a student meeting the competency score on the English Language Arts II test, but not on the Algebra I test, would only need to earn College Credit Plus math credit. 

General Requirements 

  • English Language Arts II: College Credit Plus courses that may satisfy competency demonstration under the English II end-of-course exam include courses in literature, composition, journalism, speech and applied communications.   
  • Algebra I: College Credit Plus courses that may satisfy the competency demonstration under Algebra I end-of-course exam include any nonremedial college math course.  

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Do students have to receive a certain grade in the college course to earn credit to demonstrate competency? 
No, students are required to earn course credit in the relevant subject but are not required to earn any specific grade. 
Do students have to wait to take the Algebra I or English Language Arts II test twice before taking a College Credit Plus course?   
Students are not required to have taken the required assessments for competency twice before planning for or completing an alternative demonstration of competency, but they are required to have tested twice with the required remediation before using the alternative demonstration as a pathway to graduation. Many of the alternatives, including the college credit plus alternative, are not likely to be completed in a short time period. Planning for an alternative demonstration of competency before it is absolutely necessary will likely be advantageous for students at risk of not graduating. 
How is “non-remedial math or English course" defined? 
Any college-level course in the subject area of English Language Arts and mathematics considered by the post-secondary institution as “non-remedial.” For mathematics, any college-level math course will be at the rigor level of Algebra II and above.  
Can an advanced computer science course count toward the Algebra I demonstration? 
Yes, because an advanced computer science course can be used as a substitute for Algebra II, it qualifies as a substitute for Algebra I. 

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