We use standard-based curriculum that is taught using a variety of teaching strategies and tools in order to prepare the students to overcome the challenges of the 21st century.
Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process since it allows us to collect information about the performance of students in each class.
Teachers use a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies and tools which allows them to provide feedback to students so that they can understand what needs to be improved, to provide feedback to parents about the performance of their children and to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student.
The students will be assessed using a variety of observation tools. No quizzes or tests will be administered and students will not be given any number or letter grades. The parents will receive 3 report cards and 3 progress reports that include checklists related to what their children have learned with the level of performance; in addition, the reports will include written narratives related to the performance of the children.
All schools will follow a three-trimester academic year. Three report cards will be produced at the end of each trimester. We will also produce three progress reports for the students in elementary school. No end-of-trimester or end-of-year exams will be given in Elementary and Middle Schools; end-of year exams will be administered in high school only.
Distribution of the grades over the three trimesters
|School||Trimester I||Trimester II||Trimester III||End-of year exam|
|Elementary G 1-5||30%||35%||35%|
|Middle G 6-8||30%||35%||35%|
|High G 9-12||30%||30%||30%||10%|
Distribution of grades for each trimester and the assessment categories
The following categories and percentages will be used to produce the trimester grade for Art, Music and Physical Education
We reserve the right to make any changes in this assessment policy to suit the requirements of certain subjects or grade levels; these changes will be communicated to parents in advance to implementation.