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EOC Test Weight Changed for Student's Final Grade

Georgia Department of Education makes change official, Henry County follows suit

The Georgia State Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, December 21 regarding End-of-Course (EOC) tests and the weight this grade bears on a student’s final course grade.  They recommended and approved changes to this grade weight, and accordingly, Henry County Schools is modifying how grades in EOC-associated courses will be calculated for these courses ending during the first semester (December 18, 2020) of the 2020-2021 school year.  This new calculation will impact students who are taking Algebra 1, Biology, American Literature, and US History.

A student’s performance on the EOC compared to the student’s classwork average will determine the weight of the EOC score in the student’s final grade.

For example:

  • If a student earns a higher score on the EOC than the student’s cumulative grade prior to the EOC score or final exam grades being entered, then the EOC score will comprise 20 percent of the final grade since the EOC score will positively contribute to the student’s overall grade.
  • If the student earns a lower score on the EOC than the student’s cumulative grade prior to the EOC score or final exam grades being entered, then the EOC score will comprise 0.01 percent of the final grade.  This will minimize any negative impact the EOC score would have on the child’s overall grade.