Students in the fifth grade take comprehensive semester finals in the six major subjects at the end of the school year. Except as otherwise provided in the next paragraph, students in the sixth through eighth grades are required to take midterm and final exams. Exams are administered to help students recall curriculum and skills taught. Exams are also administered to prepare students for taking exams on a high school level.
Students in eighth grade are exempt from taking the final exam in any of the six major subjects in which they achieve an “A” on the third quarter report card and have an “A” average immediately prior to the final exam.