ur authentic academic assessment methods give parents, teachers, and students common points of reference to guide continued, sustained progress. In a progressive school like High Meadows, assessment focuses not just on the final product of a unit of learning, but on the entire learning process. Teachers measure and document student growth almost daily across subject areas from both academic and social/emotional standpoints to make sure each child gets the support and guidance he or she needs to learn effectively and build on successes.
Letter grades and percentages aren’t assigned (except for Middle Years students). Instead, teachers share thorough narrative feedback with parents through: