Importance Of Assessment

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Assessment is an important component in the teaching and learning process because it helps us measure whether students are achieving at levels commensurate with their potential. Assessment helps us measure student progress and attainment. It also allows us to differentiate instruction based on these results. It is essential that there is a diverse approach to assessment. In order to achieve a thorough knowledge of student achievement, it is essential to vary the type of assessment. Both formative, also known as assessment FOR learning, and summative assessment, also known as assessment OF learning, strategies are essential assessment approaches. Rawdah International School believes firmly that evaluation
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grade level achievement.
Examples of Formative Assessments:
Turn and Talk Anecdotal Records Pretests
Initial writing drafts/attempts
Questions during instruction Examples of Summative Assessments:
Rubric Checklist
End of Unit projects and presentations
Final drafts Performances Anecdotal Records

Benchmark Assessments:

Benchmark assessments are administered three times per year in all divisions of RAWDAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL : Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School. Benchmark assessments are used to track progress and student starting points. They help teachers know what students know and where they need to get to by the end of the year.

Benchmark assessments consist of the following: Early Childhood:
• Reading Level assessment including Running Records (if applicable)
• Writing Sample
• Phonics Assessment
• Math Assessment

Early Childhood Grades and Assessments

At least two common summative assessments per unit are expected.

Early Childhood grades are based only on summative assessments. Summative assessments count as
100% of the grade. Formative assessments are used as assessment for learning to help improve learning and instruction. Formative assessments give students ample opportunity to learn and do well on their summative
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See the Reporting Practices at RAWDAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL : chart below for more detail on descriptors.

A minimum of one summative assessment per unit will be moderated per grade level taking a high, medium and low sample. Records and samples of moderated assessments have to be kept.

Specialist PKG-9 Assessments:

A minimum of one summative assessment per unit will be given to students. The summative can be either a practical or written assessment. Specialist teachers will produce their own policy on summative assessments and that will be shared with both parents and students at the beginning of each year in the course program of studies.


Level Reporting System Evaluation (grading)
PKG and KG1 Two full written report cards
Two scheduled parent conferences
Progress reports
Portfolios Developmental continuum with semester benchmarks
C – Not Meeting Standard/Of Concern
– Student is not performing at the grade level expectations. The student is mostly dependent on teacher

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