Category Archives: Grading and Assessment

SPK school? Now you need to be accredited.

SPK schools are supposed to register for validation, supervision and accreditation. The school I work at recently underwent validation, supervision and accreditation for our Early Years Education Division. (or TK in Indonesian terms) This involves the checking and assessing of … Continue reading

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NHD 2014 – Rights and Responsibilities

GJIS successfully held another NHD event last Monday 26th of Jan. All Year 8s submitted an exhibition as their entry which was also assessed as part of their MYP work, all Year 9s submitted a website as their entry which was … Continue reading

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Exam schedule for GJIS Semester 1 2013

This week is our Semester Exam week; however, please remember, in line with our Assessment policy the exams are not ‘worth’ anymore than any other Summative Assessment that the students have completed this Semester. Please find the schedule below. 

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MYP Parents’ Assessment Workshop

To all GJIS Parents of MYP students (Year 7-10) We would like to invite you to a meeting about the IB MYP Programme, specifically about MYP Assessment. The meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th 2013, in the Multi Purpose … Continue reading

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Creationist propaganda in schools (Dinosaur Bible Test)

It used to be that creationists denied that dinosaurs existed at all, their response to what are the ancient bones we find then was that “Satan put them in the ground to tempt us”. However, over the past decade it … Continue reading

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ISA Testing for Year 7 and Year 10 today.

The International Schools Assessment (ISA) is used to monitor the learning of 50 000 or so students in close to 300 international schools each year. The ISA assesses progress in reading, mathematics and writing and allows schools to monitor individual … Continue reading

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Calvin Comic about open ended assessment questions

Poor Calvin, I think this test question probably needs some structure or scaffolding to help him build up to answering this type of question first. The same with our MYP assessments, we need to scaffold our assessments in order that … Continue reading

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ISA Test Arrangements Summary 2013

What is the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA)? The ISA assessment program is designed especially for students in international schools in Grades 3 to 10.  It is based on the internationally endorsed reading and mathematical literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme … Continue reading

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Rick Wormeli: How Much Should Homework Count?

Rick Wormeli: How Much Should Homework Count? link http://youtu.be/nMJ-vEl4WB8 Clear and concise reasons why homework should not count towards summative assessments. I particularly like his analogy of homework to sports practise.

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Mr D explains the grading process

Mr D explains how he grades papers! Don’t panic, teachers do not really grade papers like this.

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