Diploma exam results solid for Horizon School Division PDF Print
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Written by Greg Price   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:13

The board of trustees got an inside look to see how Horizon School Division fared with its latest diploma exam results from January, and it looks like students for the most part are at the head of the class provincially.
“All our diploma exams were above provincial average (exam mark). In some cases they were significantly above five, six or seven per cent, and the highest was 10 per cent above provincial average, which was applied math,” said Wilco Tymensen, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Horizon School Division, at the board’s March 20 meeting. “Acceptable standard, 100 per cent of our courses were above provincial average and standard of excellence, which would be achieving honour roll status, we were above provincial average in all the courses, except for Social and in Social 30-1.”
Diploma exam marks were examined in English 30-1, English 30-2, Social 30-1, Social 30-2, Math Applied, Math Pure, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30.
Average exam marks for Horizon ranged from 64.8 per cent in Social 30-2 to as high as 75.1 in Physics 30. Acceptable standard of 50 per cent ranged from 94.4 per cent of Math Pure to 100 per cent for four different diploma exam subjects. Standard of excellence achieved in Horizon School Division January diploma exam results ranged from 7.2 per cent in Social 30-2 to 61.1 per cent in Physics 30.
“With the results, putting things in perspective, if there are five kids or a 100 kids taking the exam it makes a difference,” said Tymensen. “For some of these exam results, it may be one or two classes, maybe 30 kids and something like English it may be 100 kids.”

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