We believe that students should be active participants in the learning process. Throughout the year, teachers and students work collaboratively to establish specific learning goals for each student. Parent participation in the process is always welcome.
Goals may range from simple to complex, short to long-term. They relate to knowledge, skills, understandings, attributes or behaviors identified as important to the learner or learning process. Students and teachers monitor progress in meeting goals, and contribute to making adjustments as needed.
Why Learning Goals?
- Give students direction and targets to work towards
- Provide motivation and build confidence
- Individualize the learning process
- Encourage self-reflection and promote a growth mind-set
- Empower students to take charge of their learning
Additional Measures of Assessment
Teachers also track progress using both formal and informal assessments throughout the year. Feedback on student performance is provided through written reports and parent/teacher conferences.
Additionally, students take a standardized ERB test, the Comprehensive Testing Program, 4th edition, once per year to assess achievement. For students, this provides valuable practice with test-taking. For teachers, assessment results provide feedback on the effectiveness of instruction.