- To increase student achievement
- To build proper study habits
- To engage parents in the learning process
Formative assessments are available for retake at the teacher’s discretion.
Summative assessments in alignment with the Pennsylvania Department of Education seek to make an overall judgment of progress made at the end of a defined period of instruction. They occur at either the end of a school level, grade, or course, or predetermined points within the course. They are designed to produce clear data on the student’s accomplishments at key points in his or her academic career. Scores on these assessments are statements as to whether or not the student has fallen short of, met, or exceeded the expected standards.
Students will be allowed to retake summative assessments based on the following conditions:
- Students may retake an assessment regardless of score.
- The maximum score resulting from any retake is 100%.
- Students that score a 59% or below are required to retake the summative assessment.
- Students may only retake each summative assessment one time.
- A student will retake only the topics that they have demonstrated a need to strengthen their skill set. Teachers may require a student to retake all or only part of an assessment, depending on what is more beneficial for the student. The higher of the two assessment scores will be taken.
*This procedure is subject to change throughout the school year based upon regular review and evaluation.
Time and responsibility factors:
- Students must schedule their retake of the summative assessment within one six-day cycle from the day the original summative assessment was handed back to the student (IEP students, refer to IEP).
- Students must make arrangements with the teacher as to when and where they will retake the summative assessment.
- Teachers may vary deadlines due to extenuating circumstances- student absences, schedule conflicts, etc.
Students will complete tutoring/conference session(s) with the teacher prior to retaking the summative assessment. The student may be required to complete any additional assignments that are given at the teacher’s discretion including previous homework assignments.