ROCHESTER, N.H.—A New Hampshire high school is spreading its final exam days throughout the year and calling them "relearning days" after changing its grading system.
Principal Rob Seaward at Spaulding High School in Rochester says students don't have traditional final exams under a new competency-based grading system giving them a chance to relearn information.
Seaward says the first of four relearning days was held Nov. 3. Foster's Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/t926op) it's an attempt for students to work with their teachers to learn and raise grades in classes they may struggle in.
French teacher Erica Stofanak said final exams used to count for 10 percent of a grade and students would calculate to see if they even needed to attend them. Now they can continually work on grades throughout the semester.
Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com