Tuesday, November 30, 2010

End-of-Course Examinations in Physical Science

By: Robert S. Jackson, Ed.S., Assistant Principal for Instruction

It has come to our attention that there may be some confusion about whether students who are enrolled in physical science will take the associated end-of-course test and whether it will count as twenty percent of their final grade. The answer is yes to both parts. Even though the physical science end-of-course test will be phased out, the original State Board regulation still applies. It requires that the test be administered and that the scores count as twenty percent of the final grade for as long as the test is administered. Please share this information with personnel in your district.

If additional information is needed, please contact me at rsjackso@lex5.k12.sc.us or 803-476-3353.

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