Class examinations are given at the discretion of individual teachers throughout the year. Only quizzes and exams that are legally excused will be allowed to be made up. All make-up tests or quizzes may only be given during the student’s lunch or study hall period. No make-up tests/quizzes can be given during class time. All tests and quizzes must be made up within one week from absence unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher. Final project/final exam, Regents, and RCT examinations are given in all academic courses.
Students will not be admitted to a Regents examination in a laboratory science course if they have failed to complete a minimum of thirty laboratory exercises or their equivalent.
Students are responsible for being in their seats for all school-wide and Regents examinations 15 minutes prior to the start of the test.
Students are not permitted to bring papers, notes, books or other materials into the examination room, except for pens and pencils or mathematical necessities such as a ruler, compass or graphing calculator. Once a student enters an examination room, all talking must stop. If a student is ill and cannot take a school exam, the Office must be notified. Make-up school exams will be provided in only the most exceptional of circumstances, and then only by permission of the administration. There are no make-ups for Regents or RCT exams. Students who fail to report for a scheduled exam without an excused reason for the absence will receive a grade of zero.
Students are not permitted to use or possess any communication device while taking an examination, either in the room where the test is being administered or while on a supervised break (such as a bathroom visit). Such devices include, but are not limited to cellular phones, pagers, CD and audiocassette players, I-pods, radios, MP3 players, PDA’s, video devices, and associated headphones, headsets, microphones, or earplugs. Use and/or possession of any such devices will invalidate the test and students will receive a zero. Therefore, you must not bring a cell phone or any communication device into the test room. Cell phones will be collected and distributed back to students at the end of the testing day.
During the course of the examination, students are reminded to read and follow directions carefully. Blue or black ink should be used and corrections should be made by crossing out an incorrect response with a single line. Cheating during an examination is a form of fraud. Anyone who is identified as giving or receiving assistance during a test will be removed from the examination and escorted to the Main office where his/her parents will be notified immediately. The academic penalty for cheating is a grade of zero on the examination.