PRINCIPLES OF ASSESSMENT IN PRIMARY
Assessment is an integral part of Asia Pacific International School, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Assessment affects decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding. We understand the importance of all these elements to Parents at the School.
The Assessment Policy of APIS has been carefully designed to take into consideration the academic needs of students, balanced against the need to develop a Growth Mindset or ‘Can Do’ attitude in their learning. We want Assessment to work for Student, Parent and Teacher – working together to ensure that children get the Feedback they need to make improvements. Our Assessment Policy aims to bring together the core components of solid assessment and clear and timely feedback, to ensure that children get the most of their schooling.
Assessment should inspire children to do better, and make progress. It should also ensure that Teachers understand where their students are doing well, and what they still need to learn. It also ensures that Parents can provide the support that their children need from home. The students must be clear about what they are doing well and their next steps for learning.
The following guide has been produced to explain assessment and reporting in the Primary School. ASSESSMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Progress Feedback Reports with no grades are issues at the end of Term 1 and Term 2. Feedback Reports with a Summative Grade based on Age Expectation, are issued at the end of Term 3. If Parents need a Grade estimate at another time for entrance into a new school or setting please speak with the Principal’s Office who will be happy to assist.
These guides also explain how the End of Year Feedback Reports are structured, so parents can get an understanding of information they will receive about their child on an annual basis.
Early Years/ Pre School GUIDE
Year 1 & 2 GUIDE
Years 3, 4, 5 GUIDE
Year 6 (coming soon)