Final 30% Admin Procedure
What HDSB Students Need to Know About…
Final 30% Evaluations
- Ensure that the design and scheduling of the Final 30% promotes student achievement and well-being;
- Final 30% activities are aligned with curriculum and course outline ratios of achievement chart categories;
- The Final 30% evaluation is comparable in process, content and success criteria to the learning, instruction and assessment which occurred during the term work (70%).
What is the “Final 30%”?
The Final 30% is an evaluation at or near the end of your course that includes a variety of evaluation activities (e.g., a written exam, a performance, a small group discussion, an interview, an essay, and/or other methods of evaluation suitable to the course).
- Some of your final 30% activities may happen in the final weeks of the semester.
- Some of your final 30% activities may occur in the evaluation block after classes end for the semester.
- Course outlines available from your teacher describe the Final 30%
Final 30% Important Points
- Components - Most courses have at least two final 30% evaluation parts. Typically, one happens during the evaluation block and one in the final weeks of classes.
- Weighting - Each component is typically worth at least 10% of the course, with exceptions.
- The maximum length of evaluation block tasks (e.g., written exams or other tasks) will be described by the board-defined course outline.
- For courses with an activity during the final evaluation block the final performance task will take no more than eight classes of work at the end of the semester.
- For courses with no scheduled activity during the final evaluation block, the final performance task will take no more than fifteen classes of work at the end of the semester.
Final 30% Supports
- Scheduling - Your teachers and school will do their best to plan the timing of Final 30% evaluations to reduce stress where possible and optimize your success. If you are experiencing stress, ask your teacher (or guidance counsellor, student success teacher, etc.) to help you manage.
- Individual Education Plans - If you have an IEP, the Final 30% Evaluations must provide you with the appropriate accommodations and/or modifications specified in your IEP.
- English Language Learners (ELL) - If you are an English Language Learner (ELL), the Final 30% Evaluation must provide you with the appropriate accommodations and modifications specific to your profile (Grade 9 EQAO test excepted).
- Group Work During Final 30% - Assignments for the Final 30% Evaluation may involve group projects as long as your work within the group project is evaluated independently and assigned an individual mark, not a common group mark.
- Homework Expectations for Final 30% - The Final 30% is an independent demonstration of your achievement of a course’s overall expectations. Whenever possible this should be completed under the supervision of a teacher. Work assigned as part of a Final Evaluation must not require large amounts of work at home (e.g., read a novel, conduct a survey, thoroughly research a topic, or complete a portfolio etc.).