MCSS Final Exam Exemption Guidelines

  • Chronic absenteeism is an at-risk indicator and a measure on the State accountability report card. Every student misses valuable instruction time when he/she is absent from school. For this reason, the Board established the following comprehensive final examination exemption guidelines.

    A student will earn the option of exempting a comprehensive final examination if one of the following minimum criteria for attendance andacademic achievement is met:
    Course Average --> Course absences (No more than)

    80 or above --> 6
    60 or above --> 4

    • A student who earns exemption status has the option to take the comprehensive final examination in an effort to raise (not lower) the final grade average for the course.
    • The comprehensive final examination grade will count 20% of the student’s final grade.
    • Advanced Placement Courses will follow this exemption policy.