At Al Ain American School, we believe that all our students are entitled to the highest education in which assessment and record keeping are integral parts to quality teaching and learning. At Al Ain American School, teachers use agreed best practice which supports lessons based on ambitious learning objectives and which sets challenging personal targets alongside rigorous assessments to ensure maximum student progress.
Assessment information at the school enables teachers to plan the most appropriate next steps in students’ learning and to provide support and extension materials as required.
Assessment also provides information for students, which enables them to learn more effectively.
Our aims for assessment at Al Ain American School are to:
At Al Ain American School, assessment is used consistently across the school to raise achievement and record individual student progress. Our assessment policy and practice is underpinned by the firm belief that every learner can improve and can achieve success.
Although different stages of the school will vary slightly in recording methods and frequency of assessments, all will use the following whole-school framework to ensure rigour and validity of assessment judgments.