Middle School Interim Assessments
Five Interim Assessments will be given throughout the school year, each aligned to assess the state standards.
Assessments/Final Exams (IAs) will be administered during the final week of the Instructional Cycle. Interim Assessments 1, 2, and 3 will count as a participation grade in the Mandatory Benchmark/Growth/Summative Assessment Participation category. SEM 1 Final Exam and SEM 2 Final Exam scores will be recorded in the gradebook as a final exam and count toward the student’s final course average. They will be graded for accuracy and the student's actual score will be entered in the Final Exam category of the gradebook.
- USA Test Prep parameters will be set to show the answers after student completes test. (Corrections must include the explanation of why they answered incorrectly)
- Students may take the Interim Assessments ONE time.
- Final exam study guides are REQUIRED to be provided to students 9
- Teacher will offer Final exam test corrections. The points earned for test corrections will be added to the test score in Online Middle School (OMS).
- Count each correct response as half credit based on the point value of the question on the Final Exam. (4- point question is worth 2 points in correction.)
- Beginning and Developing Learners will complete Final Exams in Live Class Connect in a breakout room with their web cam and microphone on (if possible). Proficient and Advanced Learners may take in live class or asynchronously within the assigned week.
- Students must follow the format given by the content teacher for test correction points to be earned.
- Late policy- student still cannot exceed 70.
Interim Assessments/Final Exams will be given full credit earned if completed within the window in which they are assigned. OMS accounts will be locked for failure to take the Interim Assessments/Final Exam. This means the student will not have access to the content courses for a 24-hour period until the Interim Assessment/Final Exam is completed. Final exam - After the due date, the maximum credit the student may earn is a 70%, unless determined otherwise by administration. An example of this: Student A scores a 65 and turned it in late. Student receives a 65 in the grade book. Student B scores an 80 and turned it in late. Student receives a 70 in the grade book.
Students who have a current IEP or 504 will receive their testing accommodations during the testing experience.
No matter the enrollment date, students are required to take Interim Assessments/Final Exams, since the assumption is student would have been in a previous school and therefore responsible for the standards.
Students will not be allowed to retake an interim assessment.