EXAM EXEMPTION AND EXAM MAKE-UP PROCEDURES
Any student that has overdue fees (including cafeteria & library charges) may not exempt exams until the fees are paid.
SOL Class Exam Exemption Criteria
- Incentives for Passing SOL/CTE Certification Tests - Students who pass an SOL exam with a score of 400 or higher (math, science, social studies, or both English 11 exams) on the first attempt or pass a CTE Industry Certification Test earn an exam exemption in that class.
b. Students must score a 400 or higher on any Expedited Re-take exam (math, science, social studies, or both English 11 exams) to earn an exam exemption in that class.
c. Courses which have an SOL test require a passing score on the SOL test to exempt an exam. There are no grade or attendance exemptions for final exams in SOL classes.
Non-SOL Class Exam Exemption Criteria
- Good Attendance - RCPS provides an incentive plan for exam exemptions (during second semester only) for students who meet the following criteria:
- If a student has 4 or less FULL DAY absences for the entire year, he/she may exempt 2 exams of his/her choice, provided he/she has not missed more than 4 days in each of the classes they wish to exempt. The record for class absences is based on the teacher’s grade book (and can be checked through Mrs. McKenzie). The full day rule will be in effect through the last day of regular classes. There is no exception for double-blocked classes.
- Students who have earned a final average of "A" in a course are exempt from taking the exam in that course; likewise, students who have earned an "A" average in a second semester course may also exempt that exam.
Notes: Students failing a class may exempt an exam provided they meet the criteria. Approved school-related activities and BIP are not considered absences. The official attendance record for the class is the teacher's record. Students are responsible for making sure teachers are aware of any school-related absences.