Quarter Grades and Exams

Each High School class evaluates the student with a semester final exam as a percentage of the student’s semester grade. Students will be notified of the exam schedule two weeks prior to the end of the quarter.

All students are required to attend final exams; and finals may not be taken anytime before or after the officially scheduled dates. Final exams cover the materials given throughout the semester and will last no longer than two hours. High School quarter grades are calculated as follows:
At the end of each Quarter, the grade will be worth:

      • 20%                       Class work and attendance
      • 20%                       Homework
      • 20%                       Quizzes
      • 20%                       Project
      • 20%                       Quarter Exam (Will be given by the teachers)

Approximately four quizzes and 1 primary test should be administered during each quarter for any subject, other than the quarterly exams.

Teachers will coordinate and limit tests so that no more than two subjects per day are tested. This includes quarterly exams. Tests will be at the same time as their scheduled lessons period, quarterly exams and review dates will be announced a week prior to the exams.

Final grade at the end of the year will be taken from the average of the four quarters percentage.

A student got 98 (A+) in the first quarter, 95 (A) in the second, 88 (B+) in the third and 97 (A+) in the fourth quarter.
The final grade will be as follows: 98 + 95 + 88 + 97 = 378.
378 ÷ 4 = 94.5
So the final grade is 94.5 which is A


  • If the digit after the decimal point is less than 5, the number will be rounded down. E.g. 95.4 = 95
  • If the digit after the decimal point is greater than 5, the number will be rounded up. E.g. 95.6 = 96       
  • If the digit after the decimal point is 5, the number will remain as it is.

E.g. 95.5 = 95.5  

Absence from tests/quizzes

A student who is absent from a test or quiz for any reason will receive a grade of (I) Incomplete for the test/quiz. Upon completion of the MAKE-UP Test/Quiz the grade will be changed. It is not permitted to take a test before the scheduled date for any reason.

Subjects assessments

Middle School

English Assessment Methods:
Student assessment will include informal and formal assessment. Assessment will include observation of class participation, oral presentations, posters, essays, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

Math Assessment:
Problem solving assignments, homework, quizzes, and class participation are used to monitor student achievement. Summative assessments include unit tests, chapter tests, quizzes, math investigations, and projects.

Science Assessment:
Continuous and varied formal and informal assessments are used. A formal assessment is in the form of tests and quizzes that measure the understanding of important concepts. These require the use of higher order thinking skills gathering and analyzing data, drawing diagrams, solving problems and applying scientific principles. The informal assessment includes project work, social skills and communication skills etc.

Social Studies Assessment:
Student assessment will include both formal and informal assessment. Formal assessment includes comprehensive chapter exams and research projects. Informal assessment includes daily class discussion, participation, homework, quizzes and oral presentations.

Arabic Assessment:
Assessment methods are both summative (tests, major projects, and presentations) and formative (quizzes, discussions, role-plays, and other class activities). These strategies include not only reading and writing components, but also methods that assess listening and speaking. Given the clear importance of active engagement in this course, student preparation for and participation in class also contributes to the successful learning of Arabic.

Islamic/ Christian Education Assessment:
Student’s assessment will include formative and summative evaluations. Informal assessments will include teacher observations, whole class and group discussions, and daily coursework sheets. Formal assessments include a monthly project, quizzes, tests, and oral testing for Qurán memorization and Surahs’ meanings.

French Assessment:
Assessments are both formal and informal. Formal assessments include tests and quizzes with listening, writing and speaking components. Informal assessments include listening and reading comprehension, projects, class work, class participation and homework.


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