Final Exams

**Important information about accessing and writing your final exam can be found here: https://lo.rcsd.ca/local/pages/proctor.

Regina Catholic Schools is committed to the academic success of our students through best practice instruction and assessment. Part of this practice at the local and provincial level is to provide students with the opportunity to write comprehensive final exams. Educational research indicates that comprehensive assessments provide students an opportunity to organize and reflect on learning and apply concepts.

Due to the January surge of Omicron which impacted attendance and disrupted the learning term, semester one final assessments were restructured as risk-free opportunities for students to increase a grade. In cases where students were unable to write due to health reasons, coursework was utilized to determine the final grade. Thought Exchange survey data collected from students and parents regarding the restructure of January finals supported that change as important for the mental health and well-being of students during the peak of the pandemic, but also expressed concern for eliminating future opportunities for students to learn study and preparation skills required for comprehensive assessments, particularly in post-secondary settings, and concerns for overall student engagement.

As Covid restrictions have lifted, and student attendance and health have improved, mandatory course final assessments for Learning Online will occur June 18, 20, 21,22 & 23. The following considerations will be in effect to support the mental health and well-being of students:

·       Course final assessments may consist of a written final exam, a performance assessment, OR a final project with consideration to adjustments in weighting, length and structure depending on the nature of the course, and grade level.

·       Students unable to attend a final as scheduled due to medical reasons will work with the school administration.

·       Supplementals for students in 30 level accredited courses may still be accessed for students who write a final and have a failing grade.

 Final Exam Process:

  • All exams, with the exception of math, will be proctored virtually in Teams. Students will be expected to sign up for exam times in advance and will receive a link to do so in May. 
  • Math exams will be scheduled for June 21 and June 22 at 2:30 p.m.  These exams will take place in-person at one of the four Regina Catholic High Schools.

 Semester Two :

Saturday, June 18 (1:30 to 4:00) - Virtual Exam Proctoring 

Monday, June 20 (4:00 to 7:00) - Virtual Exam Proctoring

Tuesday, June 21 (2:30 to 5:30) - In-Person Mathematics Exam - LeBoldus, and O'Neill

Tuesday, June 21 (2:30 to 5:30) and (6:00 to 9:00) Virtual Exam Proctoring

Wednesday, June 22 (2:30 to 5:30) - In-Person Mathematics Exam - Riffel and Miller

Wednesday, June 22 (3:30 to 6:30) - In-Person Mathematics Exam - Vanier Collegiate

Wednesday, June 22 (2:30 to 5:30) and (6:00 to 9:00) Virtual Exam Proctoring

Thursday, June 22 (2:30 to 5:30) and (6:00 to 9:00) Virtual Exam Proctoring

Final Projects Due: Wednesday, June 22 at 3:30 p.m.