School Assessment Policy
Assessment is an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Assessment affects decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding. Assessment is a process of collecting, analysing and interpreting information to assist teachers, parents and other stakeholders in making decisions about the progress of learners. Assessment and should provide an indication of learner achievement.
The assessment procedure must ensure that the results obtained are a fair and true reflection of the ability of the learner. The policy wishes to ensure that all parts of the school community, parents, learners and educators take responsibility for the academic progress of the learner. Through this we wish to promote academic excellence throughout all areas of the school.
Lower Grades : Grades 1 – 4
There shall be periodic tests conducted to assess children’s performance in each subject. The outcomes of these tests is not to judge the abilities of the children but to continuously inspire them to learn and perform better. It is aimed at instilling the confidence in children about what they learn. There will be six tests conducted throughout the year.
Upper Grades : Grade 5 and above
Children in Grade 5 and above have periodic tests and 2 term examinations conducted according to the allocated syllabus. Each term exam is followed by a parent teachers meet where parents are kept informed of the progress and performance of their children.
The school follows Formative for Assessment for learning and Summatives for Assessment of the learning and it is an integral part of our curriculum design.