Q. HOW WILL MY STUDENT’S WORK BE GRADED?
A: Some of the work will be graded for completion. Other material will be evaluated for quality and correctness. As a parent, you will not be required to grade anything, but you may be asked to sign off on certain tasks (e.g. reading for a certain amount of time per day) to ensure that they were completed.
Monitoring student progress remains integral to the success of any instructional program. In the current environment, monitoring also helps diagnose whether newly implemented remote instructional methods and materials are successful. Assessing student mastery allows educators to adjust and adapt methods and materials as appropriate. Effective monitoring includes determining grades for students and determining whether students have demonstrated proficiency in knowledge and skills cataloged in the student expectations or other subject-specific standards.
LIH will continue monitoring student progress through the lens of three different types of assessments:
- Formative Assessments measure student performance on specific student expectations immediately following instruction to inform a teacher’s instructional choices, adjustments to unit plans, or changes to lessons.
- Interim Assessments or benchmarks measure a student’s understanding of a broader span of student expectations at the end of a quarter or semester, or midpoint of a curricular unit, to monitor progress, predict summative performance, and identify students for intervention.
- Summative Assessments measure mastery of a broad span of knowledge and skills at the end of an instructional unit or school year to prove learning occurred, evaluate long-term retention, and determine the effectiveness of a program.
LIH has also created structures and schedules for student-teacher conferences for student support and the teachers will execute and track those student-teacher conferences.