MS Approaches to Learning, Assessment, and Reporting
Students are exposed to a wide range of learning strategies and assessment practices. Teachers use a combination of presentation, class discussion, collaborative group work, individual work, long and short-term projects, and closely monitored units. Students are actively encouraged to be aware of how they are learning. We adopt practices associated with the ‘reading and writing workshop’ model and inquiry-based learning.
Information and communication technology play a major role in twenty-first century student learning. Teachers use a variety of resources in designing their lessons including, but not limited to: subject textbooks, the media center (general reference and periodicals sources), the Internet, relevant computer applications and audio/video tools, and primary resources. Students are guided in developing metacognition and are encouraged to reflect upon their learning. There are no formal examination periods. Rather, teachers administer formative and summative classroom assessments at appropriate times during units of work.
Parents and students access subject content through our interactive web-based learning portal. This portal also serves as the primary communication tool for middle school students and parents.