MAKE-UP TESTSLFNY POLICY2011-2012ENGLISHWorking on writing skills is a priority for the English department. Writing requires editing andrewriting. Implementation of this process depends on the assignment, the teacher and thestudent. Nonetheless, we feel that the editing process itself is a form of learning. For thatreason, the English department allows students to go over their written assignments as manytimes as the teacher considers necessary and fair.ART/ MUSICArtFor students who wish to improve their grades, we give out mini-projects on a case-by-casebasis. Projects must be completed within a limited period of time, and the theme of theseassignments always corresponds with the program of the student’s grade level. The work mustbe done at home or during a dialogue period.Written Tests in Music (6th grade through 9th grade)Any student may retake a music test (including an exposé/presentation) on which he or she hasreceived a grade below 10, if he or she wishes. The coefficient of the second test will be onehalf that of the first test.PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS (EPS)Grading in EPS is done on an ongoing basis for the entire cycle of a given activity. Up through11th grade, students have the option of improving their results by adding one hour per week ofpractice during the Friday dialogue period. Please note that this option depends upon theavailability of the sports facilities.HISTORY-GEOGRAPHY/ ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (SES)During the course of the trimester, every student has the option of completing an additionalassignment (coef. 1) -- either a homework assignment (D.M.), an exposé or a project. It is up tothe teacher to select the topic and type of assignment.
FRENCH (LETTRES) AND PHILOSOPHYFRENCHCase 1In the case of a national examination -- practice baccalaureate exam, composition or practicebrevet exam (therefore affecting 9th grade through 12th grade classes):=> No make-up tests are offered.Case 2In the case of a test given during the learning process of a baccalaureate exercise(commentary, dissertation or creative writing),orin the case of a test of one’s knowledge (multiple choice test, vocabulary, grammar orconjugation test, etc.), make-ups will be given during dialogue periods at the student’s request(for lycée students), and/or the teacher’s (in middle school). The teacher shall be considered theexclusive judge of whether a make-up is warranted.PHILOSOPHY· During the first trimester, students may rewrite a homework assignment with the aid of acorrected version made available to them. This make-up work can add up to 5 points tothe grade of the assignment in question. Over the course of the school year, students may ask to do an additional assignment,which may receive up to 5 points. Points are added successively to the grade forparticipation, which always has a starting point of 10. The starting grade, therefore, cango up to a maximum of 20 points, depending on one’s participation and on the numberand quality of the additional assignments turned in. At no time will the grade forparticipation bring down the weighted average for the trimester. Therefore, in somecases, the participation grade will not be counted. Every additional assignment or rewriting of an assignment is subject to a strict deadline.An assignment turned in after this deadline will always be corrected, but it might onlycount for the following trimester. If it is a rewrite, the 5 points will not be added to thehomework (DM), but rather to the grade for participation (the same way additionalhomework (DM) is counted).Foreign Languages (LV2)Students may ask to do a make-up if they wish.Only one make-up, at the end of each trimester.The make-up shall cover all of the work for that trimester (at least two languageactivities).The grade on the make-up will count in the average for the trimester regardless of thegrade received.The grade on the make-up will not replace grades received previously.