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Until last year I taught middle school, also here in Los Angeles. We had
no separate finals period and it was up to each teacher to decide whether
or not he/she was going to give a "semester" exam or not.
--Carla in LA
On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, North Winn wrote:
> My 7-12 school is considering making changes in our semester test
> procedures. Previously, we have had two days of extended periods (90 min.)
> at the end of each semester. Teachers in "academic subjects" (whatever that
> means--it's what the handbook says) were required to have a comprehensive
> final test, project or presentation. This event or document is worth 20% of
> the semester grade.
> We have decided that the semester testing system is inappropriate for
> junior high students. Some on our staff feel that they are also
> inappropriate for high school students, especially in some subjects.
> Do you give semester tests? Are they required in all subjects? How do final
> evaluations compare with daily grades or evaluations?
> Thanks for info., Nancy Sojka
> North Winneshiek School
> Decorah, IA
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> Nancy Sojka,
> North Winneshiek Community School
> 3495 North Winn. Rd.
> Decorah, IA 52101