Assessment is a continuous process of gathering and interpreting evidence to make
judgments about student learning.
Assessment identifies what students know, understand and can do at
different stages in the learning process. Assessment helps teachers to plan,
guide and implement learning.
In the Elementary School, students are assessed internally,
against criteria that measure the objectives for each subject. There is an internal
exam at the end of each unit. Report cards in term of written narrative is sent
home twice a year at the end of each semester. These reports comment on
students achievement, indicates areas for improvement and suggest strategies
for improvement. Additionally, Parent –Teacher conferences are held twice
during the year.
Students in Grades 9 and 10 receive a written comment
and a letter grade between A and G, according to the IGCSE criteria.Information about the IGCSE and grades in Grades 9 &
10 may be found in the ISH IGCSE Booklet.
Students in Grades 11 & 12 receive a numerical grade
between 1 and 7. Information about the IB Diploma and grades in Grades 11 &
12 may be found in the ISH IB Diploma Booklet.
One further means of providing feedback on the progress of middle school students at ISH is the International Schools Assessment (ISA).The ISA is a high quality standardized test that is externally marked and is widely used by international schools around the world.The ISA measures skill levels in English and Math.It is not culturally specific and is not tied to any particular syllabus or curriculum.Students do not do any specific preparation for the ISA.One can read more about the ISA at http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/isa/isa-overview.
Student progress is also reported during Parent Teacher
Conferences, held twice during the school year, once in the middle of the First
Semester and once in the middle of the Second Semester.
These conferences give parents the opportunity to hear
about their child’s performance in detail.
In the secondary school these conferences are student
led so that the student identifies his/her own strength, areas she/he needs to
improve and strategies for improvement.