Assessment and Evaluation Unit

The Assessment and Evaluation Unit operates in line with TED Rönesans College’s educational approach and principles to plan and develop the education programs and to collect and evaluate data that will guide administrative decisions across various points of the education process.

Guided by a philosophy of diversified education, the unit endeavors to gain insights into student’s knowledge, understanding and skills throughout the education process (before, during and after) to assist educators and students to set new goals. Results from the evaluations inform reports that provide a source of feedback for students, educators and parents. In collaboration with teachers and the school administration, the unit reviews existing programs and revises them as necessary.

Assessment and Evaluation Unit
• Ensures accurate use of the assessment and evaluation literature and the development of a shared language and approach,
• Establishes common criteria for the grade item Participation to Classroom Activities and Performance Tasks to ensure objective assessment by all teachers,
• Supports educator contribution to the development and diversification of assessment tools,
• Expands the range of question type and level used in exams and classroom activities,
• Creates a proprietary question bank composed of quality test items,
• Utilizes technology to evaluate teaching results through analysis and provides feedback on the effectiveness of the curricula,
• Keeps abreast of new developments in assessment and evaluation and organizes in-service trainings on assessment and evaluation for teachers,
• Supervises all assessment and evaluation activities by teachers.

Principles of the Assessment and Evaluation Unit
Student achievement assessment tools do not only evaluate student’s level of progress in terms of knowledge, comprehension, implementation, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information, but also a wide range of skills and competences including critical thinking, entrepreneurship, self-management, collaboration and teamwork, creative thinking, communication, inquisitiveness and problem solving. As such, assessment and evaluation activities follow a process- and results-oriented approach.

During process-oriented assessment, teachers are provided support in developing performance tasks, projects and portfolio works in accordance with the principles and techniques of assessment; these include collaborative development of appropriate assessment tools such as scoring guides (rubrics), control lists, assessment scales and observation forms.

In results-oriented assessment, teachers are provided support in developing long and short open-ended questions, multiple choice questions, matching questions and true/false questions in line with the principles and techniques of assessment. The school’s assessment and evaluation system aims to enhance education quality, facilitate decision-making by educators and administration, motivate students to learn and inform parents of learning outcomes.

Process and results-oriented assessment and evaluation practices;

For students,
• Offers opportunities to discover assessment and evaluation, alternative thinking, sharing, displaying skills and their own learning.
• Enables them to experience new ways of learning and utilizing multiple intelligences.
• Relevant to real life experiences.

For teachers,
• Offers opportunities to gather evidence regarding the education processes, plan, setting criteria, alternative thinking and reporting.
• Takes into account different learning models and development levels by using a diverse range of strategies and tools.
• Prospectively shares the criteria associated with the expected outcome of the assessment & evaluation.

For parents,
• Provides proof of the educational attainment of students and supports student development.

Activities of the Assessment and Evaluation Unit
• The unit conducts development activities with individual units and groups to ensure that the development of exams, projects and other student performance assessment tools, used in the “Scoring and Grading” process outlined in the Ministry of National Education’s Communique on Primary Education, follow the same assessment techniques and principles across the school.
• Establishes common criteria for the grade item Participation to Classroom Activities and Performance Tasks for all grades to ensure objective assessment.
• Provides scientific support to ensure that performance tasks, scoring guides (rubrics) and portfolio preparation and implementation efforts follow the same system across the school in line with the institution’s assessment principles and techniques.
• Provides scientific support in the development of exams and questions for grades 4 to 9.
• Conducts tests and analyses after exams, sharing the results with relevant parties and providing guidance in their interpretation.
• Coordinates the establishment of the TED Rönesans College question bank using exam questions developed by the school’s educators.
• Develops in-service training activities for teachers on assessment and evaluation related topics.