Second Semester Grading for EOC Courses FAQ
1) Are seniors exempt from the EOC?
- Any senior who is taking an EOC course for credit recovery or grade forgiveness is exempt from taking the EOC if they have met the attendance requirements for second semester.
- The semester grade, for a senior who is exempt from the EOC will be averaged as (3rd nine weeks 50%) + (4th nine weeks 50%). In the case of consecutive grades (ex. A,B or C,D) the fourth nine weeks grade will be the semester average.
- If a senior is taking the EOC, their semester average will be calculated as 35/35/30 as outlines in the revised bulletin.
- Yes, a senior can opt into taking the EOC. However, their final grade calculation will not be available until after the state reports the EOC scores.
- If the administration of an EOC is after the seniors last day, and they opt to take it, the senior must come back to campus to take the exam.
- No, if a senior fails the 3rd or 4th nine weeks they must take the EOC.
- The District inputs the grades. Teachers should leave the exam column blank, except for seniors who are exempt. In those cases, teachers will input an “E”.
- The student has the administration window of testing to make up the EOC if absent. If the student still misses the administration window, the student may take the exam during the summer administration. After the District upload of EOC grades, any students who have not completed the EOC will receive an F for the semester exam grade. The school will need to complete a grade change form if a student takes the EOC during the summer administration.
- Yes, a student can retake the EOC if:
-they have not yet taken the assessment to be calculated as 30% of the final course grade
-they are repeating the course for grade forgiveness
-they are in a credit acceleration program (CAP) who wish to take the assessment to earn course credit)
9) Are students with disabilities (SWD) exempt from EOC’s?
- Students with disabilities (SWD) enrolled in EOC courses are expected to participate in EOC’s. SWD with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP) are eligible for an EOC waiver. The results of the EOC can be waived with the purpose of determining course grade and credit. If a SWD with an IEP earns a non-proficient score on the EOC, the ESE Contact will convene an IEP Meeting. During the IEP meeting, the team will complete the EOC Assessment Result Waiver, PBSD 2394, to determine if the EOC is an accurate measure of the student’s abilities. If the IEP team determines that the EOC results are not an accurate measure of the student’s abilities, the ESE student will receive credit for the course (10th and 11th Algebra 1 ONLY) and/or the 2nd semester exam grade will be exempted. A copy of the EOC Assessment Result Waiver, PBSD 2394, is provided to the data processor to code the appropriate TERMS screens. Due to the timeline of schools receiving EOC results, the IEP meetings cannot be conducted until the 2014-2015 school year.