Mid-semester reports include several assessment areas scored from 1 to 5 with 5 being the best possible score. The areas selected and a break down are as follows:
Being able to speak is the reason why many people learn English. When we assess speaking skills of our students, we are looking at pronunciation, the range of language they use, confidence, and the effort they put in.
With the continual growth in online services, social media, being able to write correctly and effectively is still important. Writing assessment includes spelling, the range of language used, organisation, and how well the message is communicated.
Independent learning and homework
Due to the very modern approach to our lessons and the online learning hub we wanted to capture the work and effort put into this area. In the classroom we can introduce language and support students with the production of language but working independently at home with the materials is vitally important to the students. To assess this, we looked at homework completion, the standards of homework, and work completed from the learning hub.
Each magazine includes a grammar focus to develop student’s skills to use the language correctly. When teaching grammar, it’s vital that your child has opportunity to use what they have learnt. This benefits your child as the amount of language acquired increases. Assessment of progress takes place through completion of a series of projects during the course.
Vocabulary is introduced every lesson and is vital for effective written and spoken communication. We challenge the students to use that language during projects and they are graded on that basis every lesson.
It is a culmination of all the work your children put into the course. This will be based on results, effort, and behaviour.