Kindergarten and Elementary
Assessment is an essential part of the teaching and learning process. It provides information about student learning and development, as well as a framework for planning, self-reflection, and collaboration. Formative assessments are ongoing for each unit followed by a Summative assessment. This helps teachers in understanding students' strengths and challenges. These are reflected in a report and being shared with parents periodically.
Middle and High School
Grading and Reporting Procedures
To ensure that grades provide feedback and demonstrate student learning, IAS grades are to be based upon students demonstrating what they know and can do relative to the Common Core State Standards. Final grades are determined by the teachers' professional analysis of a student’s work against those standards based on prescribed grading scale.
Assessment in the Midlle & High School is an integral part of teaching and learning. Assessment is the collection of information regarding student progress in relation to identified learning outcomes. Assessment is essential to allow teachers and students to identify strengths and weaknesses. The purpose and means of assessment is clearly explained to students.
Assessment is an integral part of learning, involving students in self-assessment and providing feedback on the thinking strategies and processes as well as the outcome.
- IAS requires teachers to organize continuous assessment, over the course of the program, according to specified criteria that correspond to the objectives of each subject group.
- Regular internal assessment and reporting play a major role in the students’ and parents’ understanding of the objectives and criteria, in the students’ preparation for final assessment, and more generally in their development according to the principles of the program.
- We offer a criterion-related model of assessment. Teachers are responsible for structuring varied and valid assessment tasks that will allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the required standards. These include open-ended problem-solving activities and investigations, organized debates, tests and examinations, hands-on experimentation, analysis and reflection.