JOHN QUINN - STATISTICAL REASONING SOUTH PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL
MATH Department Assessment Protocols
Assessments are all tests and quizzes. Certain classroom protocols apply to all assessments.
Upon entering the room, all students will place their phones in the phone caddy on the wall, only to be retrieved when all students have completed and turned in their tests / quizzes and with the teacher's approval. Accessing a phone in any manner during a test / quiz is considered cheating as it is not possible for the teacher to know what the student was viewing, and thus will result in a zero on the assessment and a code of conduct referral.
Talking is not allowed during an assessment. As long as any student has a test / quiz, students must refrain from speaking except to ask the teacher a question. To ask a question, they must raise their hand, wait for the teacher to come to them, then ask their question quietly. The reason for silence is two-fold:
1) It is a distraction (and disrespectful) to students who are trying to take a test or quiz; and
2) Talking during an assessment will be considered cheating as the teacher may not be able to tell what is being said, and therefore cannot determine if the student talking is asking for or giving answers, and thus will result in a zero on the assessment and a code of conduct referral.
No student may leave the room unless called for by administration, another teacher, or in case of medical emergency.
Students are required to stay in their seats until all tests / quizzes have been completed and turned in. They may not leave the room. On the teacher's discretion, once a student completes their test / quiz, they may retrieve something to work on, silently, but they may not retrieve their phones. Students who move around the room are disruptive to other students who are still trying to take a test.
Students are required to place all of their belongings (bookbags, lunchbags, etc.) and clothing that they are not wearing (jackets, hoodies, etc.) in the front of the room. The exceptions are something to write with, an eraser, and possibly measuring tools depending on the assessment. They may have a drink in a resealable container. All other needs will be provided by the teacher, including a calculator and scratch-paper. Students may not have a jacket or hoodie in their laps.
Missed Tests / Quizzes:
Tests and quizzes are announced several days in advance and I post them on the weekly agenda on the white-board. Students who pay attention have no reason not to know when a test or quiz is scheduled. Thus, they should know they have to make up a test / quiz on the day they return after being absent.
Missing days prior to a test / quiz:
If a student misses the day before a test / quiz (when reviews are normally scheduled), they are still required to take the test / quiz on the scheduled day.
If a student misses the day two days before a test / quiz but is present the day before the test / quiz (when reviews are normally scheduled), they are still required to take the test / quiz on the scheduled day.
If a student misses both of the days immediately preceding a test / quiz, they need to schedule a time with the teacher to take the test / quiz as soon as they return to class.
Absent the day of the test / quiz:
If a student is absent the day before a test / quiz and the day of the test / quiz, they need to schedule a time with the teacher as soon as they return to class to take the test / quiz.
If a student is absent the day of the test / quiz but was present the day before the test / quiz, they must take the test / quiz the next day they are at school.
In any case, scheduling a time to make up an assessment, is the student's responsibility:
The student must approach the teacher to schedule a make-up time.
All make-up times must be before or after school and within two days of the student returning to school, unless the student has been absent for an extended period of time.
A student not scheduling a make-up time for an assessment or not showing up to a make-up session chooses to accept a zero for the assessment.