Awfaz School

PARENTS

Assessment

OVERVIEW

There is regular assessment of student programs and their impact on student learning.

Teachers and students use various forms of assessment frequently, integrating them into the learning process. Assessments are appropriate to measure various skill sets.
Assessments are used to measure student progress, for monitoring and planning of curricular programs and student growth, and to allocate resources. Assessments are regularly evaluated and are modified as necessary.

Assessment

In the early stages of the school year our teachers carry out a baseline assessment and this is to establish where the child is at. Throughout the term assessment is formative and is more about teacher observations and reflection of the children’s work rather than a formal test. At the end of each term our teachers then carry out a summative assessment. This is where they reflect on the learning that has taken place and will highlight if a child is Emerging, Expected or Exceeding in each area of learning. Next they use this information to consider what learning objectives they still need to develop in and target accordingly. If a child is struggling in an area, teachers can then support and plan through interventions or target group work.

Methods of Assessments

At Awfaz Global School, Izghawa, we implement a continuous assessment policy that allows students to be more focused on their learning and teachers more focused on their teaching. Forms of assessment are varied and targeted to gain accurate student levels of understanding and ability, moving away from the paper based traditional testing. Students can be assessed through projects, presentation, speeches, role play, plenary, assignments, research, pop quiz, oral reports, and anecdotal notes from observations, homework and classwork. Monitoring of student progress and review of the effectiveness of our programs through class mapping, progression tracker, pupil curriculum tracker, result analysis, work scrutiny reports, annotated lesson plans and continuous assessments are all used to ascertain how effective the learning programs are.

We also administer external tests using GL assessments, CAT4, NGRT, PASS and Edexcel, this is on top of end of unit tests and online quizzes through our subscription resources. Student progress is communicated to the students and their parents throughout the academic year via immediate feedback from student weekly reflection sheets, classroom tasks, term reports, class Dojo, newsletters, hardcopy letters and phone calls. Focus on the individual student is vital and engaging the parents with their children’s progress is important to maintain a mutually supportive community.

The school uses various ongoing assessment methods as part of our continuous assessment for tracking, mapping and addressing student progress. Through the school analyses on a variety of levels such as work scrutiny, lesson annotations and weekly reflections, we specifically sought out the best student enhancement tools for learning.

We use Edexcel IGCSE, GL’s Progress Tests to provide cognitive data which gives valuable insights into individual students learning habits, NGRT providing students reading age level and PASS highlighting student self-assessment, all of which provide our teachers with invaluable information enabling them plan not only tailored but challenging lessons, as well as giving greater depth of insight into student learning profiles. Our student tracking is regularly reviewed to identify students at risk and those needing to be challenged. Class Mapping, Progression Tracker, Pupil Curriculum tracker, result analysis, annotated lesson plans and continuous formative and summative testing are all used to ascertain how effective our learning programs are and these are adjusted when and if it is needed. These reviews are carried out by teachers, the year groups in association with their department head and the Principal.

Online
Resources

The following is a sample of useful websites for homework help, games, activities and research materials. Awfaz Global School offers these links on the understanding that it in no way endorses the content of individual websites. Parental guidance and supervision, as always is required.

A+ Math

This website offers students flashcards, games and worksheets on basic mathematical functions, fractions, currency calculations, and geometric shapes
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Abcteach

A user-friendly educational site that provides printable materials and worksheets for immediate use by teachers and parents.
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History World

An encyclopedia of world history based on a database covering 400 interconnecting narratives and 6000 selected events.
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Arabic Language

A useful site for resources to teach and learn basic Arabic.
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A+ Math

This website offers students flashcards, games and worksheets on basic mathematical functions, fractions, currency calculations, and geometric shapes
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