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Assessment & Reporting

Introduction

Assessment is the gathering and analyzing of information about student progress and performance and program effectiveness. Effective assessment guides students through the essential elements of learning- knowledge acquisition, understanding concepts, mastering skills, development of attitudes, and decisions to take action.

At AISL, effective assessment:

  • improves and encourages student learning by providing effective feedback on the learning process and outcomes;
  • informs planning and teaching;
  • is a tool to collect evidence of student understanding, knowledge and skills;
  • is a continuous, on-going process;
  • is directly related to learning outcomes/curriculum standards;
  • has clear criteria that are known and understood in advance;
  • involves frequent opportunities for students to be assessed in authentic contexts;
  • is rigorous and relevant;
  • engages students in the reflection of their learning;
  • is differentiated by learning needs, for example level of English, cultural background and learning style;
  • provides opportunity for peer feedback and self-reflection.

AISL is committed to the process of assessment in order to

  • enhance the learning of the students;
  • monitor the progress of individual student learning and achievement;
  • determine the effectiveness of teaching;
  • inform curriculum review;
  • help evaluate suitability of programs and courses;
  • monitor teacher performance (one of many inputs);
  • inform others of student progress and performance, including students, teachers, parents, other schools, and colleges/universities.

Reporting on Student Progress and Performance

AISL provides regular and substantive reporting on Academic Achievement and Effort. The reporting system is designed to provide

  • a teacher’s judgment of each student’s performance based upon the collection and evaluation of sound evidence of learning and understanding;
  • an understanding of a student’s areas of strength and areas to improve;
  • opportunities for parents to conference with teachers about their child’s progress and performance.

You may click here to access and download additional information about AISL's Assessment and Reporting Guidelines. 

 

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