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Sender
Tom Askey
Subject
Midterm Examinations
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Good afternoon parents and happy Friday! Please see the message I sent to students this morning about midterm exams. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Be well.

Tom

MIDTERMS!!!

As the first semester comes to a close, we traditionally administer midterm exams. We will continue with that tradition while also fully recognizing that this is a completely unprecedented year that calls for shifts in our practice.

What you need to know?

1. Exams will be administered in 90 minute blocks as seen below across the week of the 19th-22nd of January. 

2. Exams will be administered in content blocks this year. If you have more than one content area class, you can work with your teacher to schedule in the area labeled as "secondary time slot for double content".

3. Teachers have the discretion to administer exams in two ways. The first is within the time block listed below. The second is a longer term asynchronous assessment that will be due at the conclusion of the appropriate content exam block. For example, if you received something in your Spanish class, it would be due at 1pm on the 19th. 

4. Per Baltimore City's grade calculations, midterm exams constitute 20% of your overall grade for 1st semester. However, for this year we really want your effort on a midterm assessment to be a boost to this grade, rather than a risk. To that end, if a good faith effort on a midterm assessment would result in a lower semester grade, your exam score will default to the average of your quarter 1 and quarter 2 grades. 

You should be getting some detailed information from your teachers this week and into next week about what their exam will look like. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Tuesday 1/19

Wednesday 1/20

Thursday 1/21

Friday 1/22

Block 1

9:00AM - 10:30AM

English

Social Studies

Science / Fitness

Make up exams 

(pre-scheduled)

Block 2

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Foreign Language

Math

Computer Science

Block 3

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Secondary time slot for double content

Secondary time slot for double content

Secondary time slot for double content