Exam Policies & Procedures
Tardies and Absences
- Students absent on the day of a final must provide written documentation from a parent or guardian stating the exact reason(s) for their absence. These students may be permitted to take make-up exams ONLY on the make-up day unless for a family or medical emergency.
- Tardies – Students are expected to arrive to class fully prepared and on time. Therefore, all tardies will be treated as absences.
- One session for make-up exams will be provided on the last day of the exam schedule.
- Students absent on the day of a final must provide written documentation from a parent or guardian stating the exact reason(s) for their absence. These students may be permitted to take make-up exams ONLY on the make-up day.
- Students who fail exams are graded accordingly and should not be permitted to re-take the test.
Make-up Exams for Seniors (Semester 2)
- Seniors absent on the day of a final must provide written documentation from a parent or guardian stating the exact reason(s) for their absence. These students may be permitted to take make-up exams ONLY on the make-up day unless for a family or medical emergency; all finals must be taken at least 10 days prior to the commencement ceremony in order for students to participate.
Behavior During Exams (List of Prohibited Behaviors for Testing)
- Absolutely no talking permitted during testing periods. A zero-tolerance code of conduct is in effect; insubordination will result in a school suspension and/or a zero (0) grade on the test. If dismissed from the testing area, a meeting between that student and teacher will take place within 24 hours to determine what will occur next.
- The following behaviors are prohibited. You will be dismissed and your test will not be scored if you are found:
- In possession of or using any electronic device during testing or during breaks
- Looking back at a test on which time has already been called (if applicable to timed testing portions)
- Looking ahead in the test booklet (if applicable to timed testing portions)
- Looking at another examinee’s test booklet or answer document
- Giving or receiving assistance
- Using a prohibited calculator (if applicable to subject matter)
- Using any device to share or exchange information at any time during testing or during breaks
- Sharing a calculator with another examinee
- Attempting to remove test materials, including test questions and answers, from the test room by any means
- Not following instructions or abiding by the rules of the test site
- Exhibiting confrontational, threatening, or unruly behavior
- Creating a disturbance
- Filling in test answers or altering ovals on a test document after time has been called on a timed test. Filling in answers/ovals on a previous test section or during a later test section is prohibited. If it is noticed that a timed test section has not been completed and later notice that it has been, the student will be dismissed and the answer document will not be scored.
- Students are expected to arrive to class fully prepared with whatever is required to take their test (e.g., pencil, paper, notes, etc.). Students are not permitted to leave the classroom area to return to their locker or any part of the school building to retrieve any item for testing purposes. Failure for students reporting to testing unprepared can result in having to take the test on the re-take day.
- Study guides, books and notes are NOT permitted for usage during testing.
- Calculators are permitted only by the Teacher of Record and usage of them must be stipulated to all students.
- If and when students are found guilty of academic dishonesty – whether plagiarism, cheating and/or permitting someone to copy their work – they will be allowed to re-take that exam, yet not receive a grade higher than 50 percent. (School policy for make-up exams will go in effect.)
- If students are found suspicious of cheating (therefore jeopardizing the integrity of the exam), yet NOT caught in the act, a newly developed test should be given to that student within one school day of the date they took the initial assessment. The exam should be taken from any study guides or materials the student already holds in their possession, and a parent or guardian must be contacted to explain the nature of the incident, what the procedure will be, and any consequences. If that student selects to not take the exam, a zero (0) grade will be earned.
Leaving the Room During Testing
- No person is allowed to enter the testing environment once the exam begins. Extreme emergencies are granted to the consent of school administration.
- Students are not allowed to leave the classroom or should be given passes during testing periods.
- Students are expected to remain in their seat during exam periods. Leaving the room without permission will result in a student being dismissed from the testing area. If dismissed from the testing area a meeting between that student and teacher will take place within 24 hours to determine what will occur next.