The school follows the CBSE curriculum in toto. But the execusion and pedagogy is very innovative, interactive and involves active learning. The school has recently won the Top school award in Innovative Teaching in Uttar Pradesh.
At Grads, we focus on holistic development of each and every child so the evaluation system needs to keep a track of all round development of students.
The records we maintain are:
1. Portfolios – to record works in individual potential
2. Anecdotal reports – to keep a track of development of various life skills such as thinking skills, emotional skills, social skills.
3. The academic report card – to record development of skills in curricular and co-curricular areas
Since the curriculum is skill based, the academic assessment and Evaluation system is designed to focus on various scholastic and co scholastic skills.
– The skill-based evaluation is continuous. Various skills and sub skills are focused on regularly, through age appropriate activities and evaluated continuously. Remediation is provided to support development of specific skills if required.
– We conduct regular skill-based assessments during the concept development phase, so as to ensure that learning outcomes of every student from cognition to high order thinking skills, is in progress. Support is provided to each child as per their Performance enhancement plan and remediation is done.
– We conduct assessments for middle school as per CBSE recommendations. Assessments are skill- based. Projects are conducted and evaluated for each chapter in all subjects. Integrated projects are conducted where students get a chance to explore and apply learnings of all subjects. Support is provided to each child. As per their performance enhancement plan, remediation is given.
–Assessment and Evaluation–
Our Pre-Primary assessment is continuous and all inclusive. All attributes and activities are recorded and discussed with parents regularly for the growth and enhancement of children. Suggestions, feedback, tips to the parents, active involvement of the parents are all included for the benefit of students.
Our primary assessment for classes I to V is a combination of Pre-Primary assessment and Middle school assessment. It is developed gradually so that children do not feel stress of formal examinations but are prepared to take the formal assessment when they reach class VI.
Scholastic Areas: For class VI-VIII
Notebook Submission (5 marks):- It includes weekly assignments , regularity , neatness and upkeep of notebooks.
Subject Enrichment (5 marks):- For languages, activities in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.
Subject teacher must ensure that notebook (5 marks) and subject enrichment activity (5 marks) should be done twice in an academic session that is Once before half yearly and the other before final examination.
Co-Scholastic assessment should be completed 15 days before half yearly and final examination.
LANGUAGES: For developing effective listening & speaking skills teachers develop their own methods and parameters for assessment. But they are aligned with the CBSE ASL.
MATHEMATICS: Activities as per NCERT Syllabus & NCERT Text Books
SCIENCE: Practical work & activities are done in alignment with NCERT syllabus & NCERT text books.
SOCIAL SCIENCE: Map & project work and other activities are aligned with the NCERT syllabus & NCERT text books.
Grading scale for scholastic areas:
Co-Scholastic Activities are:
Work Education: Skill based Activities resulting in goods or services useful to the community.
Art Education: Visual & Performing Arts
Health and Physical Education: Sports/ Martial Arts/ Yoga / Games
Discipline: To be Assessed on Factors of Attendance Sincerity, Behavior, Values, Tiding & Respectfulness towards Rules & Regulations, Attitudes towards Society, Nation & Others.
Grading for Co-Scholastic Areas:
Aimed at Holistic Development of Students
Co-Scholastic Activities will be assessed on a 3 point grading scale
Regularity, Sincere Participation, Output & Team Work to be the generic Criteria for Assessment.
GRADING on 3 Point Scale