At Mark Twain International School, assessment is viewed not as the end of the learning process but as a part of a continuous cycle that leads students towards deeper levels of understanding. We believe that assessment should reflect the five essential elements: the acquisition of knowledge, the understanding of concepts, and the mastering of skills, the development of attitudes and the decision to take action. We recognize the importance of assessing the process of inquiry as well as the product(s) of inquiry and we aim to integrate and support both.
Assessment of every child’s individual development is done by keeping detailed notes about every child’s progress via the ManageBac platform on the web and compiling bi-annual evaluation cards, both being important instruments in evaluating children individually and stimulating parental involvement in their child’s education.
In addition, parents receive weekly and monthly electronic newsletters that record and present the main themes and activities in which their children have been engaged and the results achieved within the mini-projects that have unfolded during the programme.