iSchool is a private British school operating in Olomouc

An update to our Assessment and Reporting strategies...

 

 

by Petr Pospíšil

As you know, this year we are developing our assessment and reporting strategies. This is based on the implementation of classroom monitoring to record formative assessments using assessment rubrics for all IPC subjects. Additionally, we are trying to link our assessment to the Cambridge progression test reports. We have also decided to re-focus and develop our current marketing strategy as well as the formats of progress and final reports that we issue to parents.

 

We have already informed all primary school parents that this year we will issue only two report cards. One will be a progress report at the end of term II (for term II and III) and then the final report will come at the end of the school year. Both progress and final reports will be developed to provide a better overall picture of your child's progress. The final reports, in particular, will be more individualised providing both comments and grades, as well as the information on results in the Cambridge progression tests.

Linked to this, from January 2018 we have adopted a new marking system for the summative assessments and for reporting. Those of you who visit the online HomeLog regularly  will see the changes as we upload individual marks in the main subjects several times during the term. It has been decided that we will adopt 6 grades and link these to percentage scores. So from January the new marking scale will be as follows:

B (0-%)        B+ (10-%)

D (30-%)       D+ (50-%)

M (70-%)       M+ (90-%)

We hope that  you will find the new marking and report cards useful. At the end of the school year we will ask you for feedback regarding these new developments.

 

Why should your child attend iSchool?

They will gain perfect knowledge of English.

Your child will become a global citizen with wide understanding of local and international topics.

We put a strong emphasis on the development on subject specific skills rather than on acquisition of knowledge.

Emphasis on skills development (not just memorising).

Individual approach; school’s ability to motivate for improvement.

Your child will be excited to come to school.

School philosophy

You are not buying success, you are paying for the school to monitor your child’s progress to their goals and motivate them to fulfil their potential.

We are not a selective school: we believe that everybody can be successful.