- Last Updated: 13 September 2019 13 September 2019
According to Policy IKF-R, for courses approved by the Department of Education through a waiver process initiated by the District, the District will offer Course Equivalency (Credit by Exam).
Tests will be developed around course standards and the student must pass the exam with at least 85% proficiency on the first attempt for credit to be issued. Credit may be included on the student transcript as a "pass" grade only upon achieving 85% proficiency or above and may not be calculated as a part of a student's cumulative grade point average. Failed attempts on the course equivalency exam may not be included on a student's transcript and may not be calculated as a part of a student's cumulative grade point average. If a student wishes to have a letter grade for the test out included on the student's transcript as a means of scholarship eligibility or entrance into a postsecondary institution, a formal request may be made to the school to have a course grade included. The course grade is a letter grade assigned by the District that corresponds to the student's test score on the course equivalency exam. The course grade may not be calculated as a part of the student's cumulative grade point average. A roster of participants, including the students' name, grade in school, district attendance center, and percentage on the completed exam before the start of the next school year will be reported to the Department of Education. The District will proctor and score the exam.
All credits received by course equivalency exams will apply toward the 22 credit requirement. This will allow students to take higher level courses or pursue areas of interest.
Course equivalency exams for Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Government, World Geography, World History, Personal Finance, Spanish I, and Spanish II will be offered as indicated in the chart below. As dictated by the South Dakota Department of Education, students cannot be enrolled in the course.
|Who:||Students in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12|
|What:||Course Equivalency Exam|
|When||Semester One||Semester Two||Summer|
|Available throughout the school year.||Available All Summer Mon. - Thurs. by appointment|
|How to Schedule||Semester One||Semester Two||Summer|
|Contact your high school counselor or on-line coordinator.||Contact your high school counselor or on-line coordinator.||
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