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Unformatted text preview: n an exit exam. End-of-course exams
allow students to be tested on the knowledge
and skills they have gained from a specific
course rather than from a comprehensive
exam that assesses knowledge accumulated
over several years and across subject
areas. As noted in the NCEO study, “endof-course exams may eliminate an ‘all or
nothing’ scenario in exit exams, but also could
shift the contingency of graduation onto a
single academic subject in which a student
Other variations across states include:
n Grade at which students first take the exam
n Academic content tested
n Number of times a student can retake the exam or a portion of the exam Conflicting Expectations
Research conducted with high school
students with SLD and their parents
has shown conflicting expectations.
Parents tend to hold lower expectations
for their child’s future achievements than
students hold for themselves. Parental
expectations are important because
research has found they are associated
with both student achievement and posthigh school outcomes. Students Said:
n 88 percent expected to...
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- Spring '14