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COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Current college entrance examinations include the ACT and SAT. These exams are administered several times per year.

                                                         ACT TESTING

The Tennessee Department of Education requires that all students take the ACT before or during the 11th grade year.
The results of this ACT will allow students, parents, and school personnel the opportunity to determine if students are
making adequate academic progress toward graduation and either postsecondary education and/or employment.

                                        TNREADY AND END-OF-COURSE TESTS

TNReady examinations will be given in English 9, English 10, English 11, Algebra 1B, Algebra 2B, and Geometry. End-of-
course examinations will be administered in U.S. History, Chemistry and Biology 1. The results of these examinations will
be factored into the student’s grade at a percentage determined by the State Board of Education in accordance with T.C.A.
§49-1-302 (2).

The yearly grade for singleton courses with EOCs will be calculated by counting the teacher assigned grades for the course
counting the end-of-course test grade, in accordance to T.C.A. §49-1-302 (2).

                                STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO DOBYNS-BENNETT

The number of credits required for graduation for students who transfer into Dobyns-Bennett is four (4) less than the
maximum scheduling potential for their four-year high school career, but not exceeding the Dobyns-Bennett requirement.
Students transferring into Dobyns-Bennett with advanced or honors courses on their transcript receive consideration for
weighted credit for only those courses that are also taught at an honors or AP level at Dobyns-Bennett. Grade Point
Averages for transfer students and their transfer courses are calculated in a manner consistent with the current weighted
grading scale at Dobyns-Bennett. The Dobyns-Bennett counselors and administrators are not authorized to add additional
points to the honor’s and advanced placement courses of transfer students.

                                               GRADUATION RECOGNITION

• Students graduating with honors will be recognized in the graduation program.
• Medals will be worn by those students graduating with a GPA higher than 3.39 as calculated at the end of the 7th

    semester. Colored ribbons will signify outstanding Honors students, based on the GPA below:

    GPA of 3.4 and above- Honors
    GPA of 3.7 and above- Cum laude
    GPA of 4.0 and above- Magna cum laude
    GPA of 4.4 and above- Summa cum laude

Students who score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT

will graduate with honors as well.

Students will be recognized as graduating “with distinction” by attaining a 3.0 weighted grade point average and completing
at least one of the following:

                               earn a nationally recognized industry certification
                               participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools
                               participate in an All State musical organizations
                               be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
                               attain a score of 31+ composite score on the ACT
                               attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two AP exams
                               earn 12 or more hours of transcripted college credit
Students graduating “with distinction” will be noted in the graduation program.

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