We use evaluation as an opportunity to provide feedback, to set goals to improve achievement, and to report. Feedback is always specific, ongoing, timely, and laden with encouragement to help students improve their skills and gain confidence as learners. In addition to knowledge, we also grade learning skills, such as Responsibility, Organizations, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, and Self-Regulation.
We send report cards home three times during the school year: in December, April, and June, and set up parent-teacher interviews shortly thereafter (for December and April report cards). Students in grades 7 and 8 students also receive two midterm reports—one in October and one in February.
Our goal is to set every student up for success. So we work alongside parents/guardians to meet the unique needs of every student. For instance, when a child is identified as “exceptional” by a professional, we collaborate with teachers, parents, and administration to create an Independent Educational Plan (IEP).