Assessment is continuous and used in a formative sense to judge the effectiveness of both the learning and the teaching process. Both formative and summative assessment is consistent with the teaching methodology and curriculum.
Students are assessed by a defined criteria of assessment and not in comparison with other students. The school aims for criterion-referenced and not norm-referenced assessment.
The school uses Report Cards and Parent Conferences as the method of formally reporting student progress to parents.
Both peer and self-assessment are included as means for students to analyze their learning.
Grading begins in Middle School, so care is taken to explain assessment criteria and the formal ABC Grading System to the students and the parents.
A variety of indicators of student performance are used, as well as a range of assessment activities.
Starting in 9th grade, students are progressively introduced to the process of career choice and college application.
Activities include: practice and preparation for SAT/TOEFL exams, completing on-line personal assessments, filling out student profile forms, requesting letters of recommendation, writing personal statements, searching for potential universities and filling out university applications.
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