"Final Exam": Semester Portfolio Symposium
Honors English 11
Semester Portfolio Symposium
As a capstone for the semester, each learner will engage in a semester portfolio symposium. This includes the following:
- publication and formal submission of a completed semester portfolio which offers evidence of demonstrated competency as reflected in the district -wide competencies indicated above and the English standards as expressed in course curriculum.
- publication of “personal best” work to class gallery, followed by respectful and meaningful response to works published by peers.
Note: This activity replaces the traditional “final exam”.
To prepare for a successful symposium experience, learners must complete the following in advance of their posted final exam period:
- complete all steps of the semester portfolio (directions embedded in each learner's portfolio template).
- review the semester portfolio symposium rubric (see below).
Scoring Rubric & Evaluation
The semester portfolio symposium grade (final exam) is 20% of the semester grade. It is scored holistically.