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Assessment Policies

Principles underelying assessment

We believe that the school curriculum is designed to provide a rich diversity of formal and informal learning opportunities for students, who learn for many reasons:

  1. to acquire knowledge for its own sake;
  2. to prepare themselves to further their studies in universities, as well as for professional work and careers; and
  3. to develop discipline-specific as well as generic skills to cope with the ever-changing world

To enable students to achieve the above-mentioned goals as well as to learn more effectively, besides passing judgment on the quality of their learning, appropriate means are also needed to assist them to identify strengths and weaknesses in their understanding, so that they may improve their understanding and enhance their learning. Thus, both formative and summative assessments are adopted, and the provision of appropriate supportive measures are stressed.

Forms of Assessment

Assessment is integral to the curriculum as well as the teaching and learning process. Various forms are adopted:

  1. tests and examinations
  2. classwork & homework
  3. projects
  4. learning portfolios
  5. group-based assessments
  6. class participation & inteaction with teachers and fellow students