The Evaluation System is designed to support the school’s educational philosophy and success-oriented model of education. Thus, all students are expected to achieve mastery grades of “A” or “B”. The school does not accept mediocre work. Student evaluations, called “status reports”, are issued five times each year at the end of each “Quintile”. However, data is entered in the computer daily and a parent may request a status report at any time.
• Evaluations written on “Status Reports”
All essential parts of the unit were mastered at an appropriately high level. The student consistently demonstrated noteworthy achievement of a high quality, particularly in the higher order thinking or performance skills.
All essential parts of the unit were mastered at an appropriately high level in which the student successfully engaged in higher order thinking or performance skills.
The student is “in progress” in the unit.
The unit is “on hold” for a legitimate reason. The student has begun the unit but is currently not pursuing it.
The student has not made reasonable effort and is therefore “deficient” in attaining mastery of the unit.
‘Exposure’. The student made a reasonable effort in the unit and attained a level of mastery consistent with his/her capabilities. (Elementary classes only, but not in the areas of mathematics, reading, or language arts.)
The student has withdrawn from this unit.
• “Carnegie Unit”
In the Secondary School Program students are granted one credit for each Unit mastered. Ten credits correspond to one “Carnegie Unit” used by many American secondary schools.