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Posted on October 4, 2015 10:01 pm
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No make up exam policy
A student misses a mid-term exam worth 40% of her grade. She tells you she was in the hospital. You have a “NO MAKE UP EXAM” policy and the student appears to be OK. What course of action do you take next?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 5, 2015 1:40 am

Dawn Rogers
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Ask the student to obtain a doctors note from the hospital. The student will need to contact the school that they are in to report their missing of school due to medical reasons. The student should be able to make up the exam with proper documentation.
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meXyHy
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I agree that a doctors note is mandatory. I would use this solution.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 9:04 pm



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Agreed.
  Posted on: March 6, 2016 3:51 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2015 2:14 pm

aqaRus
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Every rule needs to bend for different reasons. If a student was in the hospital and had a "Doctors Note" not a note from mom or dad, defiantly allow that student to make up that work! It is considered an excused absence. Set up a time and a date that she can make it up. Be sure to include a day for her to study before the test because if she was in the hospital im sure she did not have a chance to study yet.
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eSyTyt
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I agree with this.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:38 am

uzyXuV
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I agree, some rules have to be broken to be fair.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 9:55 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 4:26 pm

eQynuv
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You may need to rethink the no make up policy. Unfortunate things happen in life and she may not have been able to attend the mid-term. I wouldn't let her make up the exam without proof she was in the hospital.
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Solution 4
Posted October 5, 2015 1:06 am

Qebysu
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I attempt to have her verify that she was indeed in the hospital with irrefutable proof. Just because I have a policy does not mean there aren't exceptions that should be made in certain situations.
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Solution 5
Posted February 26, 2016 6:06 am

eQyVuj
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If the student has a medical note, than the students should be entitled to take the exam.
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Solution 6
Posted October 18, 2015 5:42 pm

runyJu
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You definitely need a doctor's note, but you also probably need to change your policy! And if your mid-term is 40%, I'm assuming your final is 40%? That seems like a lot. My school is strict about making up final exams--excuses have to go through administration. Maybe you should ask your administration to consider something like that if you are required to give a mid-term.
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Solution 7
Posted February 26, 2016 9:23 pm

taMaSe
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I would ask the student to provide proof that she was in the hospital. I would speak to her guardians/parents about what happened. If the student is telling the truth, I would let her make up the exam because she could not control her life circumstances at that moment.
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2016 6:20 pm

Chanell Wolski
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ask for a doctors note.
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Solution 9
Posted October 13, 2015 12:30 am

Xyraju
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I would definitely require a written note or call from the doctor, or whomever took care of her at the hospital.
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Solution 10
Posted February 27, 2016 3:34 pm

edeBaS
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I would take the student on the side and ask them to tell you everything that happened. I would want to get a second chance. You never know why the child really missed class. Also, look at the student's attendance;if it is good, I would give another chance.
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