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Semester Exams This Week

This Friday marks the end of our first semester and with the end of the semester comes exam week.   Marking periods have a semester weight of 40% with exams accounting for 20% of a student’s final semester grade.  The semester exam assess knowledge from both the first and second marking periods.

Our exam schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, January 15th:

First Hour Exam:  7:52 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Second Hour Exam:  9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

(Students are released at 11:00 a.m. for the day)

Thursday, January 16th:

Third Hour Exam:  7:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Fourth Hour Exam: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

(Students are released at 11:00 a.m. for the day)

Friday, January 17th:

Fifth Hour Exam:  7:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Sixth Hour Exam: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

(Students are released at 11:00 a.m. for the day)

A quick way to figure a student’s grade for the semester is to multiply their first and second marking period percentages by two (reminder:  semesters have a weight of 40% each totaling 80% of the final semester score) and add their exam percentage to this number.

An example:  Let 80% represent first marking period score and 70% represent second marking period score and an exam score of 90%.  80 x 2 = 160, 70 x 2 = 140             160 + 140 = 300       300 + 90 = 390    390 = C+

A perfect score in a marking period is 100% (or 100 points) and since we multiply the marking periods by two (100 x 2 = 200, 100 x 2 =200), there is a total of 400 pointsexcludingthe exam score.  A perfect score on an exam is 100% (100 points).  If we add the total semester points (400) to the exam score (100), the total points possible is 500.  By dividing the total score from the example above (390) by the total possible (500), we arrive at an overall percentage (78%) resulting in aC+on our grading scale.

We hope this helps you better understand how important exams are and the need for your student to take the time to prepare for them.