Final Exams

For many courses, examinations are an essential component of the assessment of student learning. For a significant number of CBe-learn courses, completion of a final exam is essential for ensuring students have developed the necessary skills cultivated through the course work. As a result, completion of the final exam (if the course has a final exam) is a mandatory component of the course. 

At the end of term, if a student fails to write an exam by the due date posted in the course, the course will remain incomplete until the final exam is written (similar to 30 level academic courses that have a diploma exam as part of the course). If you have any questions, please contact the course teacher directly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What diploma session am I registered for?

TermDiploma Session
FallJanuary
Dream CatcherJune
WinterJune
SummerNo diploma exams

If a student plans to write their diploma exam before or after their designated diploma session, then they will need to register with Alberta Education as soon as possible to meet the established deadlines. 

When do I write?

All diplomas are administered according to the Diploma Significant Dates and Diploma Exam Schedule published by Alberta Education.

Students should arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the examination start time. Specific exam room locations will be posted at the entry to CBe-learn.

What are the fees?

Students do not have to pay to write their Diploma Exam the first time. Students who are rewriting an exam need to pay the Alberta Education ReWrite Fee.

International students writing Diploma Exams are assessed a $50 fee from Alberta Education. This is payable directly to CBe-learn.

Writing during a different diploma session

Any student who is not registered for an exam, but wishes to take one must register with Alberta Education before the established deadline. The student will be asked to write the exam at their community High School.

Rewriting diploma exams

If you are rewriting a diploma exam, you are required to register with Alberta Education and submit payment directly to Alberta Education. Without this payment being submitted in advance, you will not be permitted to re-write the exam.

April and November diploma exams

Certain Diploma Exams are made available in November and April. These exam sessions are designed for students who are re-writing their diploma exam for a second time. Students may write their dipoma exam in April or November if the following conditions are met:

1. The student has already written the diploma exam at least once.

2. The student has already completed the course.

3. A school-awarded mark has been submitted to Alberta Education.

4. The student has applied to register for the exam by contacting their school administrator by the registration deadline. 

What do I bring?

  • Writing utensils and approved materials, such as calculator, thesaurus and dictionary.
  • Do not bring your cell phone, ipod, or other electronic device into the exam room. You will be asked to turn the device(s) off and leave with the Test Supervisor.
  • Government issued photo ID

Government-Issued Photo ID is required for all students for diploma exams and within the CBe-learn Testing Centre. Without proper photo identification, a student may not be able to write their exam.

The Government-Issued Photo ID must be no more than 5 years old. School-issued photo ID will not be accepted.

Accommodations for diploma exams

Students must qualify in order to receive special writing accommodations for a diploma exam.

Since CBe-learn is an online school with a diverse population of students, it is not always evident which students need special writing accommodations and/or for what course subject. We need you, the student, to bring your exam accommodation needs to our attention!

  • Are you an ESL student?
  • Did you arrive to Canada from another country?
  • Do you have an IPP?
  • Do you have a chronic medical condition(s) or learning disability?
  • Do you have an acute medical condition or illness?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you may qualify to receive accommodations.  Please notify and explain to your teacher within the first week of accessing your online course that you may require accommodations.  It is important that you start this dialogue with your teacher.

Upon school approval, your teacher will provide a CBe-learn Test Centre letter of accommodation to you. You are required to bring this letter to the CBe-learn Test Centre as evidence of your accommodations. Students must use the accommodations while completing assessments online or onsite in order for Alberta Education to approve the use of the accommodation on your diploma exam.

To ensure you receive special writing accommodations, please identify yourself to your CBe-learn teacher early in the semester.

If you attend another CBE school, you may be given an accommodation letter from them. This needs to be confirmed through your community school, and you need to bring this letter in when you write an exam.

If you have not received a letter from CBe-learn or from your community High School, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.


Exams & Graduation

Final Exams

For many courses, examinations are an essential component of the assessment of student learning. For a significant number of CBe-learn courses, completion of a final exam is essential for ensuring students have developed the necessary skills cultivated through the course work. As a result, completion of the final exam (if the course has a final exam) is a mandatory component of the course. 

At the end of term, if a student fails to write an exam by the due date posted in the course, the course will remain incomplete until the final exam is written (similar to 30 level academic courses that have a diploma exam as part of the course). If you have any questions, please contact the course teacher directly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What diploma session am I registered for?

TermDiploma Session
FallJanuary
Dream CatcherJune
WinterJune
SummerNo diploma exams

If a student plans to write their diploma exam before or after their designated diploma session, then they will need to register with Alberta Education as soon as possible to meet the established deadlines. 

When do I write?

All diplomas are administered according to the Diploma Significant Dates and Diploma Exam Schedule published by Alberta Education.

Students should arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the examination start time. Specific exam room locations will be posted at the entry to CBe-learn.

What are the fees?

Students do not have to pay to write their Diploma Exam the first time. Students who are rewriting an exam need to pay the Alberta Education ReWrite Fee.

International students writing Diploma Exams are assessed a $50 fee from Alberta Education. This is payable directly to CBe-learn.

Writing during a different diploma session

Any student who is not registered for an exam, but wishes to take one must register with Alberta Education before the established deadline. The student will be asked to write the exam at their community High School.

Rewriting diploma exams

If you are rewriting a diploma exam, you are required to register with Alberta Education and submit payment directly to Alberta Education. Without this payment being submitted in advance, you will not be permitted to re-write the exam.

April and November diploma exams

Certain Diploma Exams are made available in November and April. These exam sessions are designed for students who are re-writing their diploma exam for a second time. Students may write their dipoma exam in April or November if the following conditions are met:

1. The student has already written the diploma exam at least once.

2. The student has already completed the course.

3. A school-awarded mark has been submitted to Alberta Education.

4. The student has applied to register for the exam by contacting their school administrator by the registration deadline. 

What do I bring?

  • Writing utensils and approved materials, such as calculator, thesaurus and dictionary.
  • Do not bring your cell phone, ipod, or other electronic device into the exam room. You will be asked to turn the device(s) off and leave with the Test Supervisor.
  • Government issued photo ID

Government-Issued Photo ID is required for all students for diploma exams and within the CBe-learn Testing Centre. Without proper photo identification, a student may not be able to write their exam.

The Government-Issued Photo ID must be no more than 5 years old. School-issued photo ID will not be accepted.

Accommodations for diploma exams

Students must qualify in order to receive special writing accommodations for a diploma exam.

Since CBe-learn is an online school with a diverse population of students, it is not always evident which students need special writing accommodations and/or for what course subject. We need you, the student, to bring your exam accommodation needs to our attention!

  • Are you an ESL student?
  • Did you arrive to Canada from another country?
  • Do you have an IPP?
  • Do you have a chronic medical condition(s) or learning disability?
  • Do you have an acute medical condition or illness?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you may qualify to receive accommodations.  Please notify and explain to your teacher within the first week of accessing your online course that you may require accommodations.  It is important that you start this dialogue with your teacher.

Upon school approval, your teacher will provide a CBe-learn Test Centre letter of accommodation to you. You are required to bring this letter to the CBe-learn Test Centre as evidence of your accommodations. Students must use the accommodations while completing assessments online or onsite in order for Alberta Education to approve the use of the accommodation on your diploma exam.

To ensure you receive special writing accommodations, please identify yourself to your CBe-learn teacher early in the semester.

If you attend another CBE school, you may be given an accommodation letter from them. This needs to be confirmed through your community school, and you need to bring this letter in when you write an exam.

If you have not received a letter from CBe-learn or from your community High School, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.


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Diploma Exams

Provincial tests are part of a balanced, broad-based program of student assessment. The results provide some of the information that guides our educators as they set targets for student achievement and track the results of school improvement initiatives. Visit the CBE website for more information on our students’ provincial testing​​.​​​

Students taking specific Grade 12 core subjects write provincial Diploma Examinations at the completion of the course which count for 30% of the student’s final mark. These courses in the CBE are:

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • English Language Arts 30-2
  • French Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Social Studies 30-2

More information on Diploma Exams can be found on the Alberta Education website​.

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