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Finals Schedule and Information

November 19, 2018

Final Exams

 

2018-19 1st Semester Dates and Testing Periods

 

December 19 - Periods 1, 3, 5        Buses leave at 12:45 pm

December 20 - Periods 2, 4, 6        Buses leave at 12:45 pm

December 21 - Periods 7, 8            Buses leave at 10:50 am

 

Final exams are mandatory for all classes. Final exams will be administered at the end of each semester. Specific dates and times will be established for the administration of final exams. The intent of this final exam policy is to a) add credibility to the end of each semester, b) prepare students for SAT and final exams in college, c) require students to work on study skills for test preparation and strategies for test taking such as time management, d) emphasize retention of information, organization, note taking, and keeping track of semester assignments to use in studying, e) prepare students for a career requiring a basic skills test, and F) increase accountability for learning and teaching.

 

Final Exam Exemptions

● Seniors may earn exemptions for only the second semester (spring) exams.

● Exemptions are earned per class and may only be used for that specific class.

● Students must meet both of the following criteria.

○ 90% overall class grade one week before the first day of final exams. The second semester overall grade is based on the average of the third nine-week grade and the current 4th nine-week grade. Teacherease is currently configured to determine this grade.

○ 95% or better attendance. Long-term medical situations may be at the discretion of the principal.  

● Students must meet 1 of the 2 following criteria.

○ No discipline referrals.

○ No in-school suspensions. · Parent permission is required for absences due to exemptions. Please read below for guidelines on arriving late.

 

Final Exam Grading · Teachers are required to give final exams at the end of the semester. The exams are to be given according to the final exam schedule. Special Education courses are to conduct final exams to meet the needs and accommodations of individual special education students.

· Final Exams shall constitute 15% of the course grade.

· Calculating final grades (based on final exams counting for 15% of the student’s grade).

    o *Final Grade= (Semester/Nine Week Grade as a %) (.85) + (Final Exam Grade as a %) (.15)

    o Example:

        § Student semester/nine week grade is a 86.4% (.864)

        § Student final exam grade is a 60% (.60)

        § Use the formula above (*) to calculate the final grade

            · Final Grade= (86.4) (.85) + (60) (.15)

            · Final Grade=73.44 + 9.0

            · Final Grade=82.44

    o This particular student would have a C (82.4) for a final grade.

 

Final Exam General Guidelines/Procedures

· Students taking IVCC college courses are allowed to arrive at school for the start of their first final exam. Please read below for guidelines on arriving late.

· IVVC students will go to IVVC on both Day 1 and Day 2. IVVC students will follow the normal final exam schedule upon returning from IVVC.

· 5 th hour lunch period. 5 th hour lunch students will be supervised by faculty members during 6 th hour lunch. This time will be used strictly as study time or time to make up an exam.

· 6 th hour lunch period. 6 th hour lunch students will be supervised by faculty members during 5 th hour lunch. This time will be used strictly as study time or time to make up an exam.

· Band and Chorus will coordinate the use of the band room during 5 th period for a performance section of a final exam. Room 127 will be used for the written portion of a final exam during 5 th period.

· Students who fail to take final exams without a reasonable excuse that is accepted by the administration will be given a failing grade for that examination. Students that cause a disruption or discipline problem during a final exam will be given a failing grade for that examination and possible disciplinary action.

 

Arriving Late/Leaving Early

● Students are allowed to arrive at school for the start of their first final exam. You do not need to be in attendance until the beginning of your first final exam. You are allowed to arrive at school ten minutes before the beginning of your first final exam. Upon arriving, you must sign in at the office. Students that choose to come in later for the beginning of their first exam are responsible for their transportation to school.

● Remember, once you are at school, you are here until you are completely finished with exams for that day.

● If according to your final exam schedule you are allowed to leave school for the remainder of the day please do so quietly. A list of students with parent permission will be used to sign you out as you leave the building. Students that leave early are responsible for their own transportation. Final Exam Testing Dates · Testing will occur the last week of the semester/nine weeks. · Seniors will take second semester final exams the last week of attendance for seniors. Graduation practice is usually held on the Friday morning before graduation.

 

 

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