Performance assessment is judged and evaluated on the basis of effective learning outcomes.
Tracking Individual Achievements and Progress
A customized software system, SAMS, has been developed to track students’ academic records and to automate the generation of report cards on the basis of the skills and ability of each student. The software is programmed to calculate the outputs as per the pre-designed formats. This system depicts a graphical representation of achievements and individual goal settings by children, for themselves. It helps to monitor the growth of each child, in individual subjects and extra-curricular activities, with reference to weekly, monthly and summative assessments. The school follows a systematic procedure to determine the merit of students using standardized criteria.
It involves reflecting upon the student’s learning, giving purposeful feedback about performances and setting new learning goals, using international academic benchmarks which facilitate rigorous teaching and learning. Individual goal-setting ensures that students are challenged to reach their potential. Parents will be informed of their child’s progress through extensive student reports and student / parent / teacher meetings. At such meetings, students explain their progress, using a portfolio, with samples of their work in conjunction with their learning targets.
Qualitative Learning Measured Accurately
Student performance criteria are based on End-of-Course (EOC) or End-of-Year (EOY) assessments that measure the cumulative amount of student learning that has occurred over a course or a year. This ensures that grades reflect student mastery and retention of the most important content and skills of the subject area. Wherever possible and reasonable, student performance criteria are growth-based measures of student learning. Attainment based measures will only be used wherever necessary and appropriate. All measures of student learning are based on assessments that are sufficiently aligned with the curriculum for the subject and grade.