The word assessment stems from the Latin word ‘assidere’ which means ‘to sit beside’. We view assessment as an opportunity ‘to sit beside’ children to help them understand where they are at in their progression of learning.
The purpose of assessment at St Mark’s is to inform learning and teaching. Our highly skilled teachers used varied and fit for purpose methods to achieve assessment goals.
We believe characteristics of effective assessment are that it is authentic, clear and specific, varied, developmental, collaborative, intercity and we use methods to feedback to feedforward.
Assessment of, as and for learning are shared with each learner’s parents/caregivers through the year through our Digital Portfolio platform (Seesaw) as well as termly, outlined below: