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.

Academic Grades

  • 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.

Assessment Practices

  • 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.

CARES

The Elementary School’s Responsive Classroom program evaluates students’ social development in five areas: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control ( CARES).

Grading Scale

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
for intervention.