With schools being closed due to COVID-19 and using an online learning programme, The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has revealed the student evaluation policy for the second semester exams (academic year 2019-2020).
Students from grades one to 11, attending day school, will be assessed.
The marks that will be allocated for various grades is as follows.
Grades 1 – 3
Calculation of marks assigned to the ongoing evaluation for the second half of the second semester for the period after the midterm of the second semester test:
- Schools will calculate the same marks obtained by the student in the ongoing assessment in the first half of the second semester
- Grades will be monitored as per the NSIS system.
Calculation of marks for the end of the second semester test (the main test):
- The test is a weekly assignment that will be given to the student at the end of each week through the distance learning system
- Students will be given six assignments, one per week
- Each assignment will carry five marks
- The students can perform the assignment by copying the answer if it was written, recording an audio clip or reciting
- Answers will be sent to the teachers through the distance learning system
- The student has five days to complete the assignment from the date given
- The teacher corrects the weekly assignment and monitors marks as per a certain form.
The subjects that will not be covered by the distance learning system include the following (these subjects will not be counted for total marks):
Grade 1: Information Technology, Physical Education.
Grade 2: Information Technology, Physical Education, Arts.
Grade 3: Physical Education, Arts.
Grades 4 – 11
Marks allocated to classwork (5 grades):
The subject teacher evaluates the student's marks according to activities and effectiveness during his attendance in the second semester and his effectiveness in the distance learning system.
Marks allocated to the end of the second semester test (40 marks):
- The exam for the end of the second semester is a weekly test that will be given to the student through the (distance learning) system for each subject.
- Students will be given six tests, one per week
- Each assignment will carry ten marks’
- The student has five days to complete the test from the date given
- The teacher corrects the weekly tests and monitors the degree obtained by the student.
- The result will be calculated and certificates will be issued accordingly.
Marks for subjects that have a test (written, oral, practical) will be calculated based on the weekly test through the distance learning system.
The subjects that will not be covered by the distance learning system include the following:
Grades 4 – 9: Arts, Physical Education.
Grades 10 and 11: Physical Education, Arts, Life and Research Skills.
Students with disabilities in general education schools
Students of the first and second level of support: These students apply the same assessment procedures according to the (distance learning) system referred to above for grades one - eleven.
Students of the third level of support: These students are limited to the daily evaluation of the questions that will be asked through the distance learning) system for the first to 11th grades.
- The student must answer the questions for each lesson on a daily basis for each subject.
- The mark assigned to daily questions in each subject is collected at the end of the week, so that it carries ten marks per subject.
- The teacher corrects the daily assessment and monitors the marks obtained by the student.
- After monitoring the marks, schools will calculate the result and issue certificates according to the approved system in this regard.