Diploma Exam Accommodations and Provisions

Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, all students may now take up to twice the official time limit to write a diploma exam or PAT, if needed. Students do not need to declare the use of this provision before writing a diploma exam. Most other accommodations and provisions for diploma exams and Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) will be reviewed, managed and ordered at the school level. Schools should develop a plan to support students who may be writing their exams for a maximum time of up to 6 hours. This would include planning for adequate supervision, clear expectations of bathroom breaks, and providing access to water and snacks. Exam security will continue to be strictly maintained.

Marks, Results & Appeals

Diploma exams continue to be worth 30% of the overall mark for the diploma course. The school-awarded mark is worth 70%. Students can access the results of their diploma exams by using myPass. These results will show the submitted school-awarded mark, the diploma exam mark and the highest blended final official mark. Using myPass, students can request an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement. If a student repeats any course or rewrites a diploma exam, the transcript reports only the highest school-awarded mark, the highest diploma exam mark and the highest blended final official mark.

Diploma Accommodations

Diploma Exam Accommodations and Provisions

Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, all students may now take up to twice the official time limit to write a diploma exam or PAT, if needed. Students do not need to declare the use of this provision before writing a diploma exam. Most other accommodations and provisions for diploma exams and Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) will be reviewed, managed and ordered at the school level. Schools should develop a plan to support students who may be writing their exams for a maximum time of up to 6 hours. This would include planning for adequate supervision, clear expectations of bathroom breaks, and providing access to water and snacks. Exam security will continue to be strictly maintained.

Marks, Results & Appeals

Diploma exams continue to be worth 30% of the overall mark for the diploma course. The school-awarded mark is worth 70%. Students can access the results of their diploma exams by using myPass. These results will show the submitted school-awarded mark, the diploma exam mark and the highest blended final official mark. Using myPass, students can request an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement. If a student repeats any course or rewrites a diploma exam, the transcript reports only the highest school-awarded mark, the highest diploma exam mark and the highest blended final official mark.