ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION POLICY
McNeil students are responsible not only for their behaviour in the classroom
and the school but also for showing what they have learned or accomplished in
the time frame allowed, and in a form approved by the teacher. Students must
understand that there will be consequences for not completing assignments for
evaluation or for submitting those assignments late. Students must therefore communicate to their
teachers any known reasons why they cannot fulfill this expectation and arrange
for suitable adjustments for submissions in advance of any given deadlines.
9 to 12, a final grade (percentage mark) will be determined as follows:
70% of the grade will be based on evaluation conducted throughout the
course [and] should reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement
throughout the course, although special consideration should be given to more
recent evidence of achievement.
30% of the grade will be based on a final evaluation administered towards the
end of the course, [and] will be based on evidence [that] allows the student an
opportunity to demonstrate comprehensive achievement of the overall
expectations for the course.
(Edited for length from Growing Success,
Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools, MOET, 2010)
LATE AND MISSING ASSIGNMENTS
submitted late are subject to an academic penalty up to 10% per school day to a
maximum of 50%. This will be done in consultation with the department head.
Once assignments are marked and returned, late assignments will not be
accepted, and a mark of zero will be issued. Exceptions may be made for injury,
illness, and compassionate reasons.
Accommodations will be made for exceptionalities, such as Individual
Education Plans and English Language Learners.
CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM
student is caught cheating or plagiarising, an investigation by the school
administration will take place, and a mark of zero may be issued. An incident
report will be logged in the Safe Schools Report.
student is caught cheating or plagiarizing a second time, after an
investigation by administration, a suspension may be issued and the student may
receive a mark of zero.
Will be instructed by the Teacher-Librarian and
the subject teacher about avoiding plagiarism and using standard methods of citation.
(Examples provided in this handbook)
Will be expected to use acceptable citation
As stated in the agenda, students will not use mobile phones or
any electronic device in the classroom. Students found with any
electronic devices on them during formal evaluations may receive a mark of zero.
will be given ample notice of tests and examinations. It is their
responsibility to make teachers aware of any known absences. If absent on the
day of a test, a note of explanation from parents is required before
alternative arrangements are made.
if you are absent for any unforeseen reason, for a test day, a call to the
attendance office followed by a note from parents is required.
For every student who fails
a course, the subject teacher must recommend one of the following options:
repeating the entire course (in the same course type or in a
different course type)