In line with approach to assessments, we at ISTV believe there should be little testing for primary school students. However, we are aware the need for assessments for learning, due to current international schooling landscape and to ensure our students seamlessly transition to secondary education successfully.
Types of Assessments
Assessments of learning are typically administered at the end of a unit or grading period and evaluate a student’s understanding by comparing his or her achievement against a class, district, or nationwide benchmark or standards
Assessments for learning, measures a student’s comprehension and understanding of a skill or lesson during the learning and teaching process. This provides educators with ongoing feedback and allows them to:
- Identify at-risk students early
- Adjust instruction accordingly and promptly
- Re-evaluate student’s progress