Policy 3411

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HIGH SCHOOL EXAM EXEMPTION   Policy Code:   3411

The board supports high school exam exemptions as rewards for good grades and good attendance in those courses that do not require a state-mandated test. Students may be exempted from semester exams in such a course if they meet the following criteria:

Semester grade
average prior to exam
      Number of Absences



100-93 AND       3 absences or less in the semester; or
92-85 AND       2 absences or less in the semester; or
84-77 AND       1 absence or less in the semester


For the purpose of exam exemptions, every two tardies, every two early departures from class (when less than half of the period remains), and every combination of one tardy and one early departure will constitute an absence. Absences accrued as a result of tardies and early departures will not be considered when determining the total number of absences for a particular class/period.

All absences, regardless of reason, will count when determining exemption status.


Legal References: G.S. 115C-47

Cross References: Testing and Assessment Program (policy 3410)

Adopted: November 26, 2007

Revised: March 12, 2012

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