Upper School Finals

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. 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.
  2. 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.
View Spring 2018 Exam Schedule

Upper School Spring Semester Finals Schedule (May 2018)

Tuesday, May 22

8–10 a.m. Faculty are available to help students.
10–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Bible
12–12:30 p.m. Extended Time

Wednesday, May 23

8–9:30 a.m. Science
9:30–10 a.m. Extended Time
10–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. World Language
12–12:30 p.m. Extended Time

Thursday, May 24

8–9:30 a.m. History
9:30–10 a.m. Extended Time
10–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Math
12–12:30 p.m. Extended Time

Friday, May 25

8–9:30 a.m. Make-up exam
9:30–10 a.m. Extended Time