BY SHERI NELSON, EHS Testing Coordinator
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Attendance is very important every day for all students, not just on test days! however, there are policies concerning absences during state testing and semester exams. the exam policies are listed below.
ALL EHS students must take semester exams in their prospective classes. The percentage of the student’s final grade will be mandated based on the following attendance criteria:
Students missing zero (0) to three (3) days in a semester class will take the semester exam, which will count one-tenth (1/10th) of the overall semester average. Students missing zero (0) to two (2) days in a 9-week class will take the semester exam, which will count as one-tenth (1/10th) of the overall 9-week class average.
Students missing four (4) to six (6) days in a semester class will take the semester exam, which will count one-seventh (1/7th) of the overall semester average. Students missing three (3) to four (4) days in a 9-week class will take the semester exam, which will count as one-seventh (1/7th) of the overall 9-week class average.
Students missing seven (7) or more days in a semester class will take the semester exam, which will count one-fourth (1/4th) of the overall semester average. Students missing five (5) or more days in a 9-week class will take the semester exam, which will count as one-fourth (1/4th) of the overall 9-week class average.
The following is an inclusive list of exam-exempt absences at EHS which will not impact the percentage that a semester exam counts toward a student’s final grade:
1. School-Related Activities
2. EHS Sports-Related Injuries
3. Death of an Immediate Family Member (2 granted - Immediate family includes: parents, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings and grandparents) – Any other requests for bereavement must be cleared through the principal/school administration.
4. Mandatory Court Appearances (This does not include traffic court. – Proof of the court appearance is required.)
5. Four (4) College Visit Days – This may be a combination of the student’s junior and senior years or junior or senior year. (Proof of the college visit(s) is required.)
*Please note that all exam-exempt absences are considered “excused” absences.
TNReady/End of Course (EOC’s)
Attendance is very important for state testing. According to ECS Board Policy 6.200, students absent the day of a mandated state test must present a doctor’s excuse or must have been given an excused release prior to testing by the principal to receive an excused absence. Only students with excused absences will be allowed to make up the test. If a student misses a semester exam or state mandated test, the grade becomes a zero, which will be averaged into his/her final grade.
Spring Testing Dates
- 12th ACT - Juniors
- March 5th-19th - Cyclone Checkpoints
- 2nd PSAT- Freshmen & Sophomores
- 2nd Workkeys - Seniors
- April 15-May3 - EOC Testing Window
- 7th RTI Universal Screener
- 8th AP English
- 9th AP Psychology
- 10th AP US History
- 13th AP Biology
- 14th AP Human Geography/AP Calculus
- 15th-16th Senior Final Exams
- 17th Senior Make Up Exams
- 17th AP Music Theory
- 24th, 28th Semester Exams
- 29th Semester Exam Make ups
CTE, State Wide Dual Credit, Local Dual Credit, and Articulation tests will be administered late April through May.