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Retake Policies

DOWNLOAD THE TC APPLICATION FOR A RETAKE

The focus at Tampa Catholic is to always encourage and support the learning process that leads to mastery. This retake policy  supports this emphasis on learning and relearning. Teachers have the discretion to refuse retakes to students who do not fully engage in the learning process prior to the summative.

Tampa Catholic encourages and supports a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Formative Assessments indicate where students are in relation to learning targets before students are assessed Summatively. Students who use the Formatives to guide their learning progress, generally have no difficulty attaining proficiency on the Summatives.

In the event a student falls short of proficiency (Level 3 or 85%) on a Summative, the following retake policy is designed to encourage the necessary relearning on the part of the student.

Criteria for Retakes
  1. A student who does not attain proficiency on a Summative Assessment is expected to take the initiative to apply for a retake. 
  2. The common TC Application for a Retake should be completed by the student, signed by student and parent and returned to the examining teacher no more than two (2) school days after the teacher has returned the graded Summative Assessment to the student.
  3. On the TC Application for a Retake the student will identify the deficient standards/topics and include a clear learning plan and timeline to close the learning gap.
Limitations and Deadlines
  1. Only one retake will be allowed per Summative.
  2. All Formative Assessments must be completed prior to the summative.
  3. The retake for any Summative in a unit must be completed before the date of the first Summative of the following unit.
  4. Semester exams and extended projects with ongoing feedback and clear completion deadlines do not qualify for retakes.
  5. Proficiency (Level 3 or 85%) is the maximum a student may earn on a retake.
  6. The student will forfeit the retake opportunity if either the scheduled retake date or a scheduled teacher required tutoring session is missed. a) In the event that a student is absent, and misses a scheduled teacher required tutoring session, the student must communicate with the teacher electronically (via email or Edmodo) the day tutoring is missed. b) In the event that a student is absent, and misses the date of their retake, the student must take it the day they return to school as this has been prescheduled. The retake will then be given at the teacher’s discretion, either in class, during lunch, or after school.
Teacher Facilitations
  1. Teachers will group Summative Assessments around specific learning standards to help the student identify deficiencies and plan a successful retake. Teachers will post retake dates when the Summative Assessments are returned. 
  2. The retake will only assess the deficient standards, allowing the student to focus on closing the learning gap and improving the Assessment score. 
  3. Teachers may require that a student complete all missing assignments correlated to the deficiencies before the retake is administered. 
  4. Teachers have discretion over the format of the retake Assessment
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