Assessment is the continuous process of gathering, analyzing and interpreting evidence so students and teachers can make informed decisions that enhance student learning.
Regular feedback dramatically improves learning - At ISK, students and parents receive feedback in many ways:
Formative feedback - The results of student work that is done along the way in a unit of learning. Teachers provide regular, on-going feedback to students about their progress.
Self-Assessment - Students are regularly asked to reflect on their own progress. This allows students to take ownership for their own learning.
Parent/Teacher/Student conferences - Conferences are held midway through each semester. Teachers, students and parents have an opportunity to look at and discuss student work.
Semester reports - Reports are sent home at the end of each semester. Reports include:
- Achievement grades in each subject - These grades indicate where a student is along the learning journey at the end of the semester. They are not an average of all the work done.
- Habits of Learning grades (Engagement, Collaboration, Personal Responsibility).
- Narrative reports describing the student's learning as well as their disposition towards learning.
- Web-based access - Student progress can be accessed through the Power School portal.