THE SYSTEM OF EVALUATION
Kindergarten is an exciting time for a child to explore, learn, interact with other children and have fun while at the same time gain confidence, grow independent, develop cognitive and motor capabilities. This being the foundational stage, the curriculum is theme-based, activity oriented and multi-sensory modes of learning is emphasized to encourage strengthening in Language and Communication, Numeracy, Gross and Motor Skills, Emotional and Social Skills as well as Creative and Rhythmical Skills.
A record of individual student progress and performance is maintained through an on-going system of spaced oral and written activities and parents are regularly appraised of the same.
Primary School – Grade 1 to 4
Primary School Assessments are consistent with the CBSE initiated Continuous and Comprehensive Assessment policy, incorporating standard international practices. Assessment being an integral component of teaching and learning, on-going practice opportunities called ‘Assessment for Learning’ address and promote key learning areas. These are intended to provide feedback with respect to how well the student is grasping the concepts being taught. There are no summative examinations (or year-end examinations). A certain number of assessment tasks are graded and these scores are maintained for the purposes of term end reports. However, all assessments conducted are shared with parents on an ongoing basis; and formal assessment reports are shared with parents during the Open House at the end of Term 1 and Term 2.
English, Environment Science and UAE Social Studies, Mathematics, Second Language, Arabic, Islamic Education/Moral Instruction are the subjects under Part 1 which cover the scholastic areas, while Art and Craft, Games, Music and Dance, Personal and Social Traits, Attitudes and Values and Social Qualities form Part II and cover the co-scholastic areas. Formal assessment reports will cover both these areas using the scale as given below.
Part I: Scholastic
Part IB & Part II – Co -Scholastic & Personality development
Part I B: (Work Experience / Art / Physical Education) This will assess students for work experience, Art education, Physical & Health Education. It is assessed on a 5 point grading scale
Part II: (Personality Development) This consists of attitude towards Teachers, social qualities, and will be assessed on a five point grading scale.
WEIGHTAGE & TIME SCHEDULE FOR ASSESSMENTS
Commendation certificates are awarded in order to motivate and encourage children’s performance in both scholastic and non-scholastic areas. We believe that all children are capable of progress and achievement. These certificates will not only recognize and reward individual achievement and progress but will also create self awareness in children as well as celebrate success in all areas.
Commendation certificates in the scholastic areas will be on the basis of two groups of subjects and on the criteria as given below.
Part I: Arabic, Islamic Education/Moral Instruction
Part II: English, II Language, Mathematics, Environment Science and UAE Social Studies
A minimum of 1 A* in PART I Subjects followed by an ‘A’ in the second subject and a minimum of 3 A* in PART II Subjects & Grade ‘A’ in rest of the subjects.
A minimum of 1 A*/A in PART I Subjects followed by an ‘A’ in the second subject and a minimum of 3 A*/A in PART II Subjects & a minimum Grade ‘B’ in rest of the subjects.
A minimum of 1 A in PART I Subjects, with a minimum Grade ‘B’ in the second subject in part I and also a minimum of 3 A’s in PART II Subjects with a minimum of Grade ‘B’ in rest of the subjects in part II.
Special commendation certificates will be awarded to students having 100% attendance.
GRADES V To X
The Assessment and Evaluation scheme for Grades V to X is as per the CBSE initiative of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)is spread over Formative and Summative Assessments.
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is a holistic assessment of a learner’s growth integrated into the teaching and learning process and covers both scholastic and non-scholastic areas. Our school fully subscribes to the CBSE initiated CCE policy which aims at making assessment a regular element in classroom transactions. Assessment and evaluation is spread over two terms and covers both scholastic and non-scholastic areas of education using both formative and summative assessment methods.
Taken during the process of learning, these assessments are broadly spread out as
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is an integral part of class room transactions and conducted while the concept/lesson is in progress and can be through self or peer assessment, oral/written quiz, multiple choice questions and others assessment tests that give ongoing feedback to students for the next steps towards improvement.
Assessment of learning (AoL) is a formally graded record of achievement based on agreed criteria through
a. Home/Class assignments
b. Oral / Written quiz
c. Self/Peer assessment
d. Group activity / Presentations
f. Unit tests/Multiple Choice Questions/Descriptive Tests/ Skill Based Tests.
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Summative assessments grade student’s exit achievement. This includes Term/Final examination and occurs at the end of learning/instructional experience through formal paper/pencil tests and practical examinations (where ever applicable. These are governed by a formal design of question paper that focuses on specific Chapters/Units/Concepts. The types of questions used for this can be Multiple Choice, Very Short Answer Questions, Short Answer Questions, and Long Answer Questions which test Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Communication and Higher Order Thinking Skills.
Results of formative assessments are shared with parents on an ongoing basis while term end results containing both formative and summative assessment is shared by way of formal report on the day of Open House at the end of Term I and Term II. The weightage, time schedule and grading system for these assessments are as given below.
Grade IX & X – Scheme of Examination:
· The syllabus for School conducted as well as Board conducted SA2 in Class X will be based on Term-II syllabus only.
WEIGHTAGE & TIME SCHEDULE FOR ASSESSMENTS ( V- X)
GRADING SYSTEM FOR GRADES V TO X (Islamic Studies, Arabic, UAE Social Studies – Subjects of GROUP A)
Part 1B – (For Grades IX & X only):- Scholastic B (Work Experience / Art / Physical Education) This will assess students for work experience, Art education, Physical & Health Education. It is assessed on a 5 point grading scale
GRADING SYSTEM OF GRADES V TO X –CO SCHOLASTIC AREAS
Co-Scholastic Areas that reflects into aspects of personality development will be assessed using a 5 point or a 3 point scale as is applicable as per the CBSE guidelines. The grades will be reflected in the report card twice a year.
Grades V –VIII: Scholar Badge
Students must secure a minimum of A1 grade in four subjects and A2 in the remaining three subjects. Subject toppers for each grade level are also commended.
Grades IX and X
Examinations are conducted on similar lines as mentioned above internally by the school and a certificate of School Based Assessment based on continuous and comprehensive evaluation will be issued by the CBSE Board at the end of Grade X. This will be filled in by the school and sent to the concerned RO in CBSE for counter signature.
Merit Certificate will be given by the school: A1 in five subjects - Mathematics , Science, Social Science and Secong Languages.
Scholar Badge : A1 three subject and A2 in two subjects
Grade XI and XII
While Grade XI final examinations are conducted internally, Grade XII final examinations are held by the CBSE Board. However, the number of papers, duration of examination and grading will be as specified by the CBSE board.
Merit Certificate: 75 %and above in five subjects.
PROMOTION CRITERIA [Grade 11]