ASSESSMENT, DATA COLLECTION, DATA REPORTING, AND DATA-INFORMED ACTION ARE HALLMARKS OF OUR SCHOOL PROGRAM AND MEET THE NATIONAL AGENDA PARAMETER TESTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE UAE.
The variety of assessments will provide baseline data and attainment data at key points of the academic year.
As such, we endeavor to answer the following questions:
- What do students already know?
- What do students need to know?
- What do students need to do?
- How will students demonstrate their learning?
- How will we respond when they do not learn?
At Vernus, children complete MAP (Measuring Academic Progress) assessments three times throughout the academic year. This assessment is an international assessment that all US curriculum schools are requirements to administer.
Children will also complete internal assessments to check their progress against curriculum standards.
These are quick checks for understanding that are built into the instruction such as polling questions, quiz managers, higher order questioning techniques, think-pair-shares, exit tickets, etc. The purpose is to analyze student work and understanding of concepts and skills, providing teacher real-time data to adjust teaching and learning process.
Children will also complete end-of-unit assessments. These are teacher-designed that assess understanding of concepts and competencies covered in units of study. The purpose of these is to assess the level of mastery and proficiency in understanding core concepts and competencies covered in instruction.