Independent Study Option
Exams and Marks
All ISO Students
- All students must write examinations in a supervised setting.
- Students should have completed and submitted all mail in assignments in the first half and the second half of a course prior to requesting their mid-course and final examinations respectively.
- A minimum mark of 40 per cent on any mid or final exam or ELA progress test will be required. Students scoring less than 40 per cent on any of the above exams/tests will be required to rewrite. An exam rewrite fee will apply.
Exams for students Attending a Manitoba High School
- Students attending school may write examinations
at their respective schools during scheduled examination
periods. January/June ISO exam deadlines (see Deadlines) must be adhered to in order for marking at a distance to take place, grad deadlines still apply. Students are required to bring their own supplies for
examinations (drafting equipment, art paper, etc.).
- The school facilitator will be required to complete an
Exam Request Form that must be faxed, mailed or emailed to the ISO office
in Winkler at least three weeks in advance of the date on,
which the examinations are scheduled to begin and will be processed when the applicable course work has been received. The examinations
will be sent to the school facilitator who will supervise
the writing of the examination and then return it to the
ISO office for marking.
- ISO students enrolled in a school program may be required
by the school division or the school district to write the
provincial standards test, as well as the ISO examination.
Individual school and school division policies governing
the administration of examinations shall take precedence
over ISO policies governing the same.
- School-based students wanting to write their examinations
during July and August will require written permission from
their school. They will follow procedures which govern the
examination policy for adult or non-attending students as
Exams for students Not Attending a Manitoba High School
Students not attending school should write their
examinations at one of the following locations:
- Option 1
Winnipeg: 1567 Dublin Avenue. Examination sittings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Option 2
Winkler: the ISO office. Contact the ISO office
to arrange an examination sitting during regular
office hours, Monday - Friday.
Please note: Students must produce photo identification prior to be admitted to the exam location in Winkler or Winnipeg. i.e., driver's licence, passport, student card, etc.
- Option 3
If none of these arrangements are feasible, the student may
write at a location designated by an examination proctor.
- An examination proctor
is an individual selected by the student, and approved by the
ISO Consultant to supervise the writing of the students
- This individual may be a teacher, retired teacher,
college instructor, university professor, priest, minister or
commissioner for oaths.
- A proctor may not be a
member of the students immediate family. Student's current/previous private tutor or ISO tutor/marker will not be approved to proctor ISO exams.
- Students must have the potential proctor complete an Examination Proctor Declaration
form and submit the form at least 3 weeks prior to writing
the examination. The request will be processed when the applicable course work has been received. Failure to do so will result in the return of the examination request to the student.
- A copy of the Examination
Proctor Declaration form is supplied in the students
course material package.
- Students should make arrangements
to write all examinations for each course with the same proctor.
A second Examination Proctor Declaration form will not be
required if the above arrangements have been made. Students
are responsible for making the necessary arrangements
associated with this option.
Length of Examinations
|| 2 hours
|Grades 10 and 11
|All ELA Progress Tests are two-2 hour sessions with a break in between.
|Please Note: Other time limit exceptions will be listed on individual exams.
A non-attending student who is scheduled to write an examination at the Dublin Avenue location, will only be permitted to re-schedule it for medical, bereavement or weather related reasons. Other reasons will only be considered if the student contacts the ISO office prior to the scheduled examination sitting.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in a re-scheduling fee.
Corrected examinations will not be returned to students; however,
students will receive a Statement of Standing.