Note | Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program. You may have questions regarding this program for the remainder of the 2021- 22 school year, given that January Diploma Examinations were cancelled by the Minister of Education.

As of March 3, 2022, the Alberta Education Diploma exams webpage states:

  • Diploma exams are expected to be administered for the rest of the school year (April, June and August 2022). The situation will continue to be monitored and the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health will inform final decisions.
  • Due to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the weighting of diploma exams will be temporarily reduced to 10% for the 2021-22 school year only. ​

For more information on each of these bullets, please refer to this webpage​.

​​​​For the 2021-22 school year only, diploma exams will comprise 10 per cent of a student's overall mark in the course. Diploma exams are mandatory and will be offered for every diploma exam course listed below in November, January, April, June and August:​

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

​If you have any questions, please contact your school.​

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Exam Schedule

Final Assessment Schedule | June 2022

As we continue to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on student learning conditions, our June assessment plan is focused on flexible and personalized ways to meet student learning needs, accurately capture achievement progress, optimize opportunities for successful course completion, and support student well-being. 

Last Day of Regularly Scheduled Classes

While most CBE high school students have regular classes up to and including June 16, the last day of classes for Aberhart students is June 10, with locker cleanout at 1:15.  This is because the majority of our students are enrolled in the French Immersion Program and have an additional two-part diploma exam in French Language Arts on June 15 and 16.  The last day of classes for students in ACCESS & ALP is June 24

Last Day to Submit Missing Assignments– NHI Deadline

June 17 is the last day students may submit overdue assignments (NHI = “not handed in”).  Teachers will be working with individual students to provide personalized final assessment opportunities and will also require sufficient time to assess evidence of learning submitted during the June assessment period.  Students, please check My CBE/PowerSchool for “NHIs” and submit overdue assignments as soon as possible so you may take full advantage of reassessment opportunities in June. 

Diploma Exams – Mandatory Provincially Administered Exams

Diploma exams will be weighted at 10% of students’ final blended grade, with 90% based on the school awarded mark.  The Alberta Education Assessment branch has made resources available to students writing diploma exams.  These resources include guides, exemplars, rules, and other information to assist students in preparing for diploma exams.  The following link takes students directly to these resources:  https://www.alberta.ca/writing-diploma-exams.aspx#jumplinks-1  

Non-Diploma Exams – School Administered Final Exams

To ensure consistency within and across CBE high schools, all high schools will ensure that non-diploma course final assessment activities, including final exams, will be no-jeopardy, and weighted at no more than 10% of the total course mark.  This means students’ final marks cannot be negatively impacted by the final assessment activity.  This also ensures alignment with practices followed during the January 2022 assessment period.  In most courses, in lieu of final exams, teachers will focus on providing personalized assessment opportunities, as described below.  However, some courses require that students synthesize, apply and make connections between multiple outcomes learned over the entirety of the course.  For these courses, the “no jeopardy” final exam will be scheduled June 13 to 16, as per the scheduled class period, and teachers will notify students of the need to attend.*

Personalized Final Assessment Opportunities (June 13 to 22)

As in January 2022, upon demonstrating readiness, students will be provided personalized opportunities to:

  • Demonstrate deeper and/or more recent understandings of key outcomes previously assessed.
    • Students may redo products for reassessment.  Examples:  Retake a math or science unit test assessing a specific outcome(s); rewrite a Social Studies Source Analysis or Written Response; rewrite a CRT or PRT in ELA.
    • Depending on the nature of the discipline and the outcome(s) being assessed, a learning conversation with the teacher or an observation by the teacher of performance based learning tasks may provide sufficient evidence of deeper and/or more recent understanding.
  • Seek individual learning support, including diploma exam review & prep opportunities;
  • Engage in individual targeted credit rescue or recovery (see explanation below).

Please note, from June 13 to 16, structured opportunities are provided for specific classes.  Please reference the schedule to see when you may attend.  If you have a spare on one of these days, you are still welcome to attend school to access support.  From June 17 to 22, unstructured, “drop-in” opportunities are provided.

While attendance is optional after June 10, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these final assessment opportunities.  Teachers may request the attendance of students for whom participation is critical to their success. 

Credit Rescue (till June 28)

Credit rescue is an ongoing process that occurs throughout the semester and this is a final opportunity for students who are close to completion to do so, with support.  When a student is at risk of failing a course, teachers examine the body of evidence they have for the student, identify the outcomes the student is required to demonstrate to obtain the course credit and support the student in working toward course completion. Where it is possible to gather sufficient evidence to complete the course, teachers will support students in doing so. 

Individual Targeted Credit Recovery

If a student has failed a course, credit recovery offers a second attempt to demonstrate understanding of the outcomes required to obtain course completion.  Credit recovery ensures that students are not required to repeat outcomes they have already demonstrated.  Credit recovery often extends past the semester or current school year.  For each student who has failed a course, teachers will develop a credit recovery plan that will be communicated on the student’s report card.






 

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