IB News‎ > ‎

Final Exams

posted Oct 24, 2013, 11:37 AM by Marissa Sarabando   [ updated May 9, 2017, 6:39 AM ]






Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors must take their final exams for every class.

Attendance for Final Exams
Students must be present on the day the final exam is scheduled.  Failure to attend the designated course at testing time will result in the awarding of a grade of 04 for the final exam.  The final exam is worth 25% of the course grade for the semester, so it is very possible that an absence for a final exam may result in failing the semester.  See exit policy below.

Retesting
Retests for final exams are only available for students who had a passing average before the final exam (1st + 2nd + 3rd six weeks /3), and who failed the course because of the final exam grade.  Students with a failing six weeks average (1st + 2nd + 3rd six weeks /3) before taking the final exam are not eligible for a retest.  See exit policy below.

Exit Policy (excerpt)

*Note:  For purposes of average values, grades with a .5 or higher round up to the next whole grade.  Grades with a decimal lower than .5 do not round up to the next higher grade.   Therefore a 69.5 or higher rounds up to a 70, but a grade below 69.5 does not round up to a 70.  A 64.5 or higher will round up to a 65, but a grade less than 64.5 will not round up to a 65. 

            9th – 10th grades:

·         Any student who has a failing first semester average (between 65 - 69*) in only one IB subject will be placed on academic probation for           the second semester.  Academic probation may include an individualized action plan and contact with a mentor.

·         Any student who has a failing first semester average (below 65*) in any IB subject will be exited from the program.

·         Any student who has a failing first semester average (below 70*) in more than one IB subject will be exited from the program.

·         Any student who has a failing yearly average (below 70*) in any IB subject will be exited from the program. 

 

11th grade: 

·         Any student who has a failing first semester average (between 65 - 69*) in only one IB subject will be placed on academic probation for           the second semester.  Academic probation may include an individualized action plan and contact with a mentor.

·         Any student who has a yearly average below 70* in any IB subject will be exited from that class.  This student will be ineligible to earn             the IB diploma, will not receive the IB pin, stole, or honor cords and will not participate in the pinning ceremony.

·       The student may choose to exit to the home campus or become a course certificate student.  If the student elects to become a course                certificate student, they will be allowed to complete the IB classes in which they have a passing semester average and to test in those              subjects  only.

 

12th grades:  1st Semester

·         Any student who has a semester average below 70* in any IB subject will be exited from that class.  This student will be ineligible to earn         the IB diploma, will not receive the IB pin, stole, or honor cords and will not participate in the pinning ceremony.

·     The student may choose to exit to the home campus or become a course certificate student.  If the student elects to become a course               certificate student, they will be allowed to complete the IB classes in which they have a passing semester average and to test in those               subjects  only.



Comments