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EOC Exam Policies Chaparral Star Academy. E ND -O F -C OURSE E XAM O VERVIEW !!!! IMPORTANT UPDATE !!!!! On November 30, 2012, Commissioner of Education.

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1 EOC Exam Policies Chaparral Star Academy

2 E ND -O F -C OURSE E XAM O VERVIEW !!!! IMPORTANT UPDATE !!!!! On November 30, 2012, Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced that he is deferring implementation of the 15 percent grading requirement for the school year, leaving the decision for implementation with each school district. On December 5, 2012, the Chaparral Star Academy governing board deferred implementation of the 15% EOC rule until the school year. There are currently no plans to change the policies outlined here. They will take affect starting with the school year.

3 E ND -O F -C OURSE E XAM O VERVIEW  Beginning with the class of 2015 (freshmen during ), students who are enrolled in the courses below will take a end-of-course state assessment (EOC) over that course  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II  English I, English II, English III (each with both Reading & Writing Portions)  World Geography, World History, U.S. History  Biology, Chemistry, Physics  Student scores on the EOC exams will have a direct effect on the following at Chaparral Star Academy  GPA  Class Rank  Grades  Graduation Plan

4 EOC S CORES & G RADUATION  The scores from EOC exams break down into the following three categories (lowest to highest):  LEVEL I: Unsatisfactory Academic Achievement  LEVEL II: Satisfactory Academic Achievement  LEVEL III: Advanced Academic Achievement  The scores from EOC exams directly effect the three different graduation plans:  Minimum High School Plan (MHSP)  Recommended High School Plan (RHSP)  Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP)  The governing board of Chaparral Star Academy expects and encourages all high school students to graduate under the DAP.  To give teachers & schools a chance to adjust to the new testing requirements, the state has implemented phase-in standards. The standards will increase every 2 years until the final standard has been reached (in 2016).

5 EOC S CORES & G RADUATION The state has published a chart of the scores for each category

6 EOC S CORES & G RADUATION  For each graduation plan, a cumulative score under each of the 4 cores must be earned.  Algebra I EOC Score + Geometry EOC Score + Algebra II EOC Score = MATH CUMULATIVE SCORE  English I Reading EOC Score + English I Writing EOC Score + English II Reading EOC Score + English II Writing EOC Score + English III Reading EOC Score + English III Writing EOC Score = ENGLISH CUMULATIVE SCORE  World Geography EOC Score + World History EOC Score + US History EOC Score = SOCIAL STUDIES CUMULATIVE SCORE  Biology EOC Score + Chemistry EOC Score + Physics EOC Score = SCIENCE CUMULATIVE SCORE

7 EOC S CORES & G RADUATION The state has also published a chart explaining each of the graduation plans and the corresponding EOC cumulative score requirement:

8 EOC S CORES & G RADUATION A student’s cumulative scores (and respective Level III scores for DAP) can be requested from Mr. Barnett or found at the bottom of a student’s graduation plan (distributed in January and at the time of next year scheduling).

9 EOC S CORES & C OURSE G RADES  Starting in the school year (deferred to school year on 12/05/2012), the scores from EOC exams will count as 15% of a student’s grade in the corresponding course.  Each semester grade for a course is calculated as such:.80*(average of three cycles) +.20*(midterm/final exam)  After the two semester grades have been finalized, the yearlong grade will be calculated as such:.85*(average of two semesters) +.15*(EOC conversion)  This final grade will be used in GPA calculations, which directly affects class rank.  The grade from the first administration on which the student passed will be the one used when determining course grades.  Although a student may re-take an EOC to try and increase their core cumulative score, only the score from the first administration on which the student passed will be used when determining course grades.

10 EOC S CORES C ONVERSION  EOC scores will be converted to grades (for the purpose of the 15% rule) according to an “anchor method”  Students receiving the maximum score on an EOC will receive a conversion of 100  Students scoring in the Level III: Advanced Academic Achievement range will receive a conversion of 95  Students scoring in the Level II: Satisfactory Academic Achievement range will receive a conversion of 85  Students scoring in the Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Achievement range will receive a conversion of 69  Students scoring below the Level I range will receive a conversion of 60

11 EOC S CORES C ONVERSION Here is a chart to help explain the conversion (with Algebra I EOC as an example):

12 EOC S CORES & R ETESTING Here are some common questions regarding EOC Scores & Retesting Opportunities :

13 H IGH S CHOOL G RADES B REAKDOWN (E FFECT OF EOC S CORES ) Final Grades in high school courses breakdown as such:

14 EOC Q UESTIONS ?? If you have any questions about Chaparral Star Academy’s EOC policies, please contact Mr. Barnett. Phone:


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