Assessment

Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. Assessment at ISUtrecht identifies what students know, understand, can do and value at different stages in the teaching and learning process. Assessing the process, and not only the result of inquiry, is important.

Water Museum Grade 4Assessment continues non-stop in our classrooms, and is what drives the learning experiences on a day-to-day basis. Formal assessments take place regularly, as they provide another form of feedback for teachers and parents. At ISUtrecht educators use assessment to encourage, and further promote students learning. Although teachers are responsible for assessing students, the students are also expected to take an active role in this important aspect of their education.

What assessment looks like

At ISUtrecht we use various strategies to assess our students’ progress.

Some of these strategies are:

  • Observations
  • Performances: oral presentation, experiment, skill, model, debate, role-play, drama
  • Process-focused tasks: conversations, conference, interviews, learning logs
  • Selected response tasks: tests and quizzes
  • Open-ended tasks: brief written answers, illustrations, charts, diagrams, solutions

Reporting Progress of Students

Students’ progress will be reported four times per year, as follows:

  • October, parent teacher meeting, teachers give parents an oral progress report
  • February, mid-year report, reporting against criteria and providing written comments
  • April, parent teacher meeting, teachers give parents an oral progress report
  • July, final report, reporting against criteria, providing a written comment

Please find below the ISUtrecht Assessment Policy, the ISUtrecht Academic Honesty Policy and Promotion Procedure.