Testing Out of Classes

Testing Out Information  – 2020-21 School Year

According to the guidelines of the Michigan Merit Curriculum, students are allowed to “test out for credit” in courses. High schools may offer credit to students for courses they have not enrolled in if they meet the criteria established by the high school. There are a number of different ways students may show they meet or exceed the content expectations associated with the course. At Dexter, different courses may require different types of performance assessments.

We are also cognizant that the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) has raised content expectations for our courses. These are known as High School Content Expectations (HSCE). Consequently, students taking the “test out for credit” must demonstrate mastery of the content of a course just as a student who has already taken the course.

Dexter High School will provide two opportunities annually for students to test out. Students must be currently enrolled at the high school or will be the following school year.

February Test Out Window

Students wishing to test out of a course must notify the high school of their desire to test out by filling out the Request to Test Out form with Mrs. Bastion in the main office by January 8, 2021.

FEBRUARY TESTING OUT DAYS AND DATES

Math or English Language Arts

Tuesday

February 2

3:30-6:45pm

Rm. 34 or other

Science or Social Studies Course

Wednesday

February 3

3:30-6:00pm

Rm. 34 or other

World Language or Other Course

Thursday

February 4

3:30-6:00pm

Rm. 34 or other

 

June Test Out 'Window 

Students wishing to test out of a course will notify the high school of their desire to test out by filling out the Request to Test Out form with Mrs. Bastion in the main office by May 21, 2021.
 
JUNE  TESTING OUT DAYS AND DATES
 

Math or English Language Arts

Tuesday

June 22

9:30am-12:45pm

Main Office

Science or Social Studies Course

Wednesday

June 23

9:30am-12:00pm

Main Office

World Language or Other Course

Thursday

June 24

9:30am-12:00pm

Main Office

 

If the student is attempting to test out in courses testing on the same day we will work out an individual arrangement with that student. Please Note: A student may take multiple test out exams during one or both of these windows. However, a student may NOT take the same course "test out" exam more than once per school year. 

Additional Information:

  • Passing-grade for testing out is a C+ (77%)
  • Students that pass a test will receive credit on their transcript toward graduation but will NOT receive a grade on their transcript rather, their transcript will display a TO indicating "testing out" credit.
  • After the registration deadline passes, students that have signed up to test out will be given a copy of the appropriate department's "test out" procedure and a course syllabus.
  • Specific High School Content Expectations for each course required by the Michigan Merit Curriculum may be found at the Michigan Department of Education's website under Curriculum.