For each half-credit course, there are two things you must do at school.
1. Mid-way test - must be supervised by an approved RCS Online test proctor. Instructions and a list of proctors will be posted in your online class. (This test is the equivalent of a nine-weeks test.) The exact date of the mid-way test will be announced by the teacher in the course. This test counts as 10% of your course grade. A student may take this exam early if he/she has worked ahead and completed all of the preceding assignments.
2. Semester exam - must be supervised by an approved RCS Online test proctor. Instructions and a list of proctors will be posted in your online class. The semester exam must be taken no later than the last day of the course but can be taken sooner if the student has finished all assignments for the course. This test counts as 25% of your course grade. If you are taking a TN Ready course, the state test may substitute for the semester exam. You will take the state test at your school. See your counselor for more information about your school's state testing schedule.
All students taking the second semester of a state TNReady exam course online must take the TNReady exam.
TNReady means state-tested. This applies to Biology, US History/Geography, Integrated Math 1, 2, or 3, and English 1 or 2. The TN Department of Education determines the specific dates for the tests to be administered. Those exams will be administered at your physical school in November or December and again in April or May. Your grade will not be finalized until you have taken the TN Ready exam. Your school counselor will be notified that you need to take the test and will inform you as to the exact date, time, and location for you to report for the exam. See your counselor for more information about your school's state testing schedule.