Retake tests are very similar to the original test, so students who spend the time and effort to understand the questions during the study days should be able to improve substantially. HOWEVER. It is also the case that those who do not put serious effort into their study often get lower scores the second time. Come in and STUDY before doing a retake!
- Each student may retake ONE unit test each term. (There are generally either three or four tests per term.)
- Retakes for a given unit test are only available after the unit late-work-deadline. Retakes are usually available for one week, but may be available for as few as three days if the term end or a school break coincides with the retake week.
- The last unit test of each term does not have a test retake option.
- Retake dates will be posted on the calendar, website, and classroom whiteboard.
- It is the student's responsibility to make time to come in during the retake period. If you want the chance for a retake you need to make it a priority!
- There is a 90% ceiling on retakes.
- Your retake score will replace your original score even if it is lower. If you are going to do a retake, you need to STUDY first.
- After a unit late-work-deadline, students will be able to access their test score report via the student portal on Mastery Connect. The Alpine Portal is supposed to work with your Skyward account login. If you have tried your Skyward login there and it did not work, ask your teacher for your login name/temporary password for the Standard Portal. Test results are available from the class "assessments" link.
- After a unit late-work-deadline, specific study days may be announced by the teacher. On those days (at the posted times) students may come in to study their original unit test to determine how improvement can be made. (The original tests may not leave the classroom.)
- There is no overlap between the Study days and Retake days. (I.e., No, you may NOT see your original test on the day you do a Retake. Plan ahead.)
- The same tools (Periodic table, pencil, calculator, 3x5 card, etc) are allowed as with a regular exam. The same rules (no talking, no phones, no calculator-sharing, write name, period & test ID) apply as with a regular exam.