Associate Canadian high school Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting Policy
Every course has two overall components:
1) Term work will count as 70% of the overall mark and
2) Final will count as 30%. The Final can be made up of one of 3 methods:
a) Final Exam only
b) Culminating or Overall Course Assignment
c) A combination of the Exam and a Final Course project.
As an online school, our options for a final exam are subject to the teacher, the Principal and the MOE Curriculum Document directions, mandates and suggestions. Exams offered must be supervised. The Academy and the student will ensure a proper supervised location is available. Safeguards and protocol will be in place to ensure that the security and integrity of the exam is maintained.
“A proctored exam is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while he or she is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.” The student/parent/legal guardian can procure the nonfamily proctor as per the school guidelines supplied by the teacher and supported by the Academy as required. The teacher or Academy then contacts that person to ensure credibility via a checklist and provides directions for the exam in consultation with the student, the proctor and the teacher. The Proctor then provides evidence of supervision via a form that accompanies the exam back to the teacher. Students are personally responsible for any Proctor fee that arises.
The teacher will maintain regular contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s) as to the progress of the student and this is as deemed appropriate subject to the age of the student. The student will also receive regular and continuous feedback on the course progress. Attendance will be monitored to ensure that course requirements are attended to. The parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive a mid course and a final report card signed by the Principal at the appropriate times.
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Students will undergo a review by the teacher and administration. If there is sufficient evidence of cheating, plagiarism or the like on assignments within the course. This may involve a review of the assignment; student conferencing; parent(s)/legal guardian(s) conferencing if appropriate and subject to the age of the student.
Upon completion of the review, the decisions of the teacher and administration will be final. The decisions will be submitted to the student and/or parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in writing. (Note: an email or digital communication is equivalent to a paper form of communication). The decision may be reflected on the Report Card by the associate Canadian high school. A note may be placed in the student’s Ontario Student Record folder or the associate Canadian high school student file and shredded as per OSR guidelines. If the associate Canadian high school is not the home school, the associate Canadian high school will send the Report Card to the student’s home school.