Primary Assessment and Reporting
The beliefs, values and approaches of the PYP can be different compared to the curriculum that many families are used to. For this reason, we believe strongly in communicating both the theory and the practices of the PYP. The school usually hosts parent evening in August to share the curriculum plans for the upcoming year.
At Chatsworth, assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. Assessment thoughtfully and effectively guides students to understand concepts, acquire knowledge, master skills and take responsible action on their learning. The assessment focuses on the quality of student learning during the process of inquiry and instruction and on the quality of the products of learning.
Using a range of formative assessment strategies, our teachers understand their students’ needs and skills, to ensure academic and personal success. To provide a unit-by-unit overview of how the student has been progressing through the academic school year, reporting is electronically available through ManageBac after each unit of inquiry is completed.
A full report card is available twice a year, once before the winter vacation and again on the last day of the school year. After the report is received, parents are welcome to meet with the teacher to discuss any questions they may have about their child’s progress. We have two Three Way Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences, one in Semester 1 and one Semester 2. In Semester 2 we have a Student Led Conference where each student can talk about their learning journey with their parents.