Semester Finals and Exams for Credit
Semester FinalsCumulative semester final exams are required for all high school level courses which award one-half credit or more as well as several middle school level courses. The Final Test Guidelines describe and define protocols related to final tests for WCSD courses.
--Guidelines for Test Coordinators, Test Administration, and SchoolCity reporting are provided to School Test Coordinators for distribution to test administrators and for use in refresher training. For information on district common math and biology finals, and NV EOC finals, contact Assessment Support.--Students and Parents:
- WCSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulations (Search for: Final Test Guidelines)
- District and Nevada (EOC) common finals may not be given early or before the final exam window opens.
- There are no retake opportunities for district or Nevada (EOC) common finals.
- District and Nevada (EOC) common finals may not be modified.
- IEP/504 accommodations that may invalidate test results are not permissible on a final exam.
ALL finals, if a student violates electronic policies or is found cheating, the student will receive a score of zero for that test.
ALL finals, if a student is absent and does not make-up a missing final, the student will receive a score of zero for that test.
Curriculum and Assessment Resources
Science: Biology Instructional MaterialsThe district common final for Biology is a criterion referenced test designed to assess students on the grade level standards and content defined in the NVACS. Content found in each semester final aligns with the expectations in the Biology Unit Course Guide for WCSD.
- Assessment: Biology Sample Cluster (pdf)
Math: Instructional MaterialsInstructional Materials aligned to the WCSD Course Guides and District Common Finals for Algebra 1*, Geometry*, Algebra 2 standard, honors/GT, and foundations courses.*Students will take the statewide Nevada End of Course finals at the end of semester 2 or the final term of Algebra 1 and Geometry equivalent courses.*
Semester 2• Algebra 1• Foundations in Algebra 1• MYP Algebra 1 (VMS)• ACCEL Algebra 1 (GT)--Algebra 1 S2 - Math I NV End of Course Final• Geometry• Foundations in Geometry--Geometry S2 - Math II NV End of Course Final
• Formal Geometry (H)--Formal Geometry S2 - Math II NV End of Course Final• Algebra 2• Foundations in Algebra 2 Algebra 2 S2• Algebra 2 Honors/(H)• ACCEL Algebra 2 Algebra 2 (Honors) S2– 2-year Algebra 1: Year 1 (equivalent to semester 1)Algebra 1 Year 1 Sem 1 (Course 7824) Algebra 1 Year 1 Sem 2 (Course 7825)– 2-year Algebra 1: Yr 2 (equivalent to semester 2)Algebra 1 Yr 2 Sem 1 (Course 7826) Algebra 1 Yr2 Sem 2 (Course 7827) - Math II NV End of Course Final
Guides and Related ResourcesCalculator Note: Calculator Policies are designed to ensure fairness for all examinees, avoid disturbances in the testing room, and protect the security of the test materials. Approved scientific calculators are allowed on the District Common Finals in Algebra 1 and Geometry courses; approved graphing calculators are permitted on exams in Algebra 2 courses.
Nevada End of Course (NV-EOC) Finals
Resources & Support
Nevada End of Course (EOC) finals are taken at the end of semester 2 (last term) of the course aligned to the assessed standards. Beginning spring 2018, EOC final exams will only be administered to students currently enrolled in an "EOC aligned" course and performance on the EOC final is part of the academic grade.NV EOC Finals: Aligned Courses (pdf)
- Remediation Resources - materials aligned to the EOC finals (links to Nevada Department of Education website)
Participating Course Numbers (WCSD)School Year 2018-2019ELA(English, Gr 10)1028, 1212, 1214, 1220, 1222, 1276, 1304, 7312, 7756Math I(Algebra 1)217B, 228, 773, 776, 2202, 2402, 2414, 7332, 7770, 7827, 13206 (adult)Math II(Geometry)
248, 773, 2212, 2216, 2218, 2404, 2414, 7334, 7772, 13208 (adult)
Examinations for Credit, High School Only
Students needing to recover credit after failing a course, or students interested in challenging a course, may be eligible to take an exam for high school credit. Course options are limited and eligibility requirements must be met. Students must meet with their school counselor to discuss options and receive permission to take a Mastery Exam (after failing a course) or Credit by Exam (if challenging a course not previously taken).
- Information for school leaders: CSI Master Document List--Assessment