Senior - End of Year Summative Assessment Exemption - 2017-2018
The following guidelines will be used for the Senior End of Year Summative Assessment Exemption Program as agreed upon by LCPS High School Principals.
- The program is optional and may be implemented at the discretion of each high school.
- The program will use second semester data only.
- To be eligible, a student must have at least a 70 (C-) average for the second semester through the first eight weeks of the fourth nine-week grading period.
- To be eligible, a student can be absent no more than two (2) class periods in block classes.
- The program applies to students assigned to senior homerooms.
- Any student meeting the criteria for exemption may choose to take the end of year summative assessment. Otherwise, the last day for a student meeting this criteria is June 7, 2018.
- The end of year summative assessment exemption will be determined class by class. Failure to pass an EOC SOL test that is required as part of a current course will nullify the senior end of year summative assessment exemption in that course.
- Students attending more than half of a class will be counted present for purposes of this program – tardies to class or early dismissals from class that do not result in missing more than half of a class will not be considered.
- Classes missed due to organized school activities (i.e., field trips, athletic team participation) will not count as absences from class for purposes of this program.
- An absence to observe a recognized religious holiday will not count for purposes of this program.
- In-school restriction and suspension days will be counted as absences from class.
- All other non-school related absences – whether excused or unexcused – will be counted as absences from class.
- Cheating or any other integrity violation that results in disciplinary action removes the student from consideration for end of year summative assessment exemption in all classes.
- A senior failing to meet the requirements for exemption may appeal to the teacher (except in cases of an integrity violation). The teacher may determine on a case-by-case basis that special circumstances exist and permit the student to be exempt from the end of year summative assessment. No review of teacher decisions beyond the individual school level will be available. Students requesting exemption due to extenuating circumstances, such as chronic medical conditions, will have one point of contact such as the school counseling director or other person as determined by the school principal.