Assessment and Academic Testing
Chapel School uses multiple measures to determine what a student knows and is able to do in relationship to our content standards, developmental benchmarks, and language acquisition. Assessment is ongoing and continuous.
Standards Based Report Card
Students receive a report card each quarter.
- Grades reflect what students know and are able to do in relation to the curriculum standards.
- A student’s grades are a fair and accurate reflection of his or her performance.
- Teachers discuss assessment and learning goals, assignment requirements, and scoring rubrics with students prior to evaluation.
- Rubrics are provided to students when the assignment is given (grades 1-6).
- Teachers properly record evidence of student achievement on an on-going basis using formative and summative assessments.
- Our Elementary grading system does not include a zero score.
The Elementary School’s Responsive Classroom program evaluates students’ social development in five areas: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control ( CARES).
The following grading scale is used in communicating students’ assignment scores and grades:
A score of 4 is a standard performance which exceeds the expected performance level.
A score of 3 is a standard performance which meets the expected performance level.
A score of 2 is a standard performance which approaches the expected performance level.
A score of 1 is a standard performance which falls far below the expected performance level and indicates a need