Final Exams: New Schedule

In order to enhance the opportunity for meaningful assessment at the end of each semester, we have reevaluated our final exams schedule and made a few key updates.

Our purpose in updating the final assessments schedule is to enhance the assessment of student learning. At the same time, the new model will provide students with more time off campus to rest, study, and recover in between exam days. Our goal with all final assessments is that every exam would represent the depth of learning that occurs within our program.

What’s different?

  1. Students are now off school on Friday, December 15, 2017.
  2. Ninety-minute exam times. This timeframe is similar to our block schedule, making it easier for students to prepare for final assessments because they are familiar with testing of this length.
  3. Students will remain in their exam room for the full 90 minutes, at which time they will be dismissed. This change limits distraction during testing. However, upper school students needing additional time to complete their exam may have an additional 30 minutes.

What’s the same?

  1. Finals are cumulative.
  2. Finals mirror our core academic principles, calling upon students to utilize all four levels of Marzano’s taxonomy – Retrieval, Comprehension, Analysis, and Knowledge Utilization.
  3. Tuesday, December 5-Friday, December 8, is reserved for assessments in classes without finals.

View 2017-18 Middle School Final Exam Schedule

Middle School

Supervision will be provided for middle school students between finals.

First Semester Exam Order/Dates

  1. 8th grade – Bible or PE; 7th grade – Bible (Tuesday, December 12 – 8:30-10 a.m.)
  2. Science (Tuesday, December 12 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  3. History (Wednesday, December 13 – 8:30-10 a.m.)
  4. Math (Wednesday, December 13 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Second Semester Order/Dates

  1. Math (Wednesday, May 23 – 8:30-10 a.m.)
  2. Bible (Wednesday, May 23 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  3. Science (Thursday, May 24 – 8:30-10 a.m.)
  4. History (Thursday, May 24 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

First semester: Makeup exams will be administered on Thursday, December 14, from 12:30-2 p.m.
Second semester: Makeup exams will be administered on Friday, May 25, from 8-9:30 a.m.

View 2017-18 Upper School Final Exam Schedule

Upper School

First Semester Exam Order/Dates

  1. Science (Tuesday, December 12 – 8-9:30 a.m.)
  2. World Language (Tuesday, December 12 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  3. History (Wednesday, December 13 – 8-9:30 a.m.)
  4. Math (Wednesday, December 13 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  5. Bible (Thursday, December 14 – 8-9:30 a.m.)

Second Semester Exam Order/Dates

  1. Bible (Tuesday, May 22 – 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.)
  2. Science (Wednesday, May 23 –  8- 9:30 a.m.)
  3. World Language (Wednesday, May 23 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  4. History (Thursday, May 24 – 8- 9:30 a.m.)
  5. Math (Thursday, May 24 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

First semester: Makeup exams will be administered on Thursday, December 14, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Second semester: Makeup exams will be administered on Friday, May 25, from 8-9:30 a.m.