Semester Two Final Exams
Semester Two final exams will take place the week of June 4–10. If your student is taking an EOC (Math I, Math 3, English 2, or Biology) or CTE (Foods and Nutrition I and II, Health Science I, Horticulture II, Principles of Business) State Assessment, their exam must be taken on-campus, as required by state policy. This includes Virtual Academy students.
If your child does not have an EOC or CTE State Assessment on their Semester Two schedule, they will have the opportunity to participate in teacher-made final exams. Teacher-made final exams will be administered remotely (online). Please refer to each teacher's website (Canvas/Google Classroom) for more information.
Questions should be directed to our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Katie Hailey, at email@example.com.
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State Exam Grading Information
NCDPI has provided school districts with the ability to adjust the scoring scale for state tests. For the 2020-2021 school year, the scoring of End-of-Course (EOC) tests and CTE Post Assessments will observe the following:
- Minimum Score of 60. The grading scale for state assessments will include a minimum possible score of “60.” The goal of this change is to ensure that no student fails the course as a direct result of their score on the exam.
- Exam Score Only Improves Course Average. If a student’s score on the state exam is lower than the combined average of Quarter 3 and Quarter 4, the student’s exam score will be curved to equal their course average. For example, if a student has an “80” average for the course prior to the exam, then their lowest possible exam score is an “80,” but they will keep any score higher than an “80.” It is important to note that the score is curved for the purpose of calculating the course average. The original EOC scale score, achievement level, and percentile will be reflected on the student transcript.
If your child does not have an EOC or CTE State Assessment on their Semester Two schedule, they will have the opportunity to participate in teacher-made final exams. Teacher-made final exams will be administered remotely (online).
For each course, students have 2 choices:
- I do not want to take my teacher made exam. I understand that my final grade (F1) for this course with be an average of my Quarter 3 (50%) and Quarter 4 (50%) grades.
- I want to take my teacher made exam. I understand that my score from the teacher-made final exam will only be used if it raises my final score (Q3 40%, Q4 40%, and E1 20% = 100% F1). If my exam score does not raise my final grade, my grade will be calculated as Q3 50% and Q4 50% = 100% F1.