Test Retake Policy Long Branch Middle School is committed to ensuring that all students demonstrate proficiency of the standards in all content areas. Therefore, students that do not demonstrate proficiency on a summative assessment will have an opportunity to retake an alternate assessment after additional instructional support is provided.
The following outlines the Summative Assessment Retake Policy: Every effort is made to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and skills to achieve mastery. In order for students to participate in the test retake all classwork and homework must be completed before they retake the assessment. Students will be permitted to redo/retake major grades where he or she failed to show mastery; however, the student must attend two tutorial sessions in order to qualify for a redo/retake. The first is for re-teaching, and the second is for the actual redo/retake. All major grades must be completed within 7 school days of the original due date. The deadline to complete a redo/retake is at least two days before report card grades are submitted.
● The redo/retake will cover the same material, but it will have different questions and/or a different format. However, the content will be consistent with the redo/retake.
● A grade of 70 or higher indicates mastery of a concept; therefore, students may only redo/retake assignments for which mastery was not achieved.
● Students may earn up to a 70 on redo/retake assignments.
● Students will only have one opportunity to redo/retake any assessment. When students complete the retake or do not take the opportunity to complete the retake, the teacher will make parent contact and will note it in Genesis.
● The student is responsible for arranging with the appropriate teacher to determine a date to redo/retake the assignment. Teachers will assist students through this process, helping them make a decision and prioritize redo/retake dates.
● It is important to note that the redo/retake policy is not intended to be used as a regular practice by a student.
● Alternate assignments may be required at the teacher’s discretion since some scenarios are impossible to replicate. For example: computer lab assignments, experiments, guest speakers, projects, formal essay, etc.
● Every effort will be made to include the redo/retake grade in the progress report average; however, assignments redone within the last week of grade submission will result in an incomplete.
● Because the ultimate goal is for each student to master the material, teachers will consider extenuating circumstances.
● Students will not be permitted to redo an assignment or retake a test if they received a grade of zero or a reduced grade on the assignment or test because they violated Long Branch Middle School expectations for academic honesty or those who have chosen not to complete the exam in the given time period.
● Retakes will not be given during the regular class period, so students will need to make arrangements to stay for tutoring before/after school or during a lunch period.
● Major grades completed during the last week of any grading period are not eligible for a redo/retake.
● Students who refuse to take the original test or who purposefully mark random answers are not eligible for a redo/retake. This will be determined by the teacher and overseen by the principal.