State Exam Scores in Course Grade Calculation: Review of Current Practice and Some Proposed Guidelines
Many states use EOC exams as graduation requirements and some require the inclusion of student EOC exam scores in the calculation of final course grades. This practice has some advantages, including ensuring that student grades reflect state standards. Still, there are many considerations when taking a score from a standardized measure and incorporating it into a classroom grading system. This paper reviews current practice around this issue in several states and highlights the challenges faced by a state, district, or school wishing to combine EOC exam scores and course grades. Guidelines for policymakers are included and educational implications are discussed.
Warner, Zachary B., "State Exam Scores in Course Grade Calculation: Review of Current Practice and Some Proposed Guidelines" (2013). NERA Conference Proceedings 2013. 6.