Assessment & Reporting Policy

Assessment improves a student’s performance by highlighting strengths and identifying weaknesses, enabling appropriate strategies to be used by both teachers and students. Assessment at Silverline takes the form of written assessments, marked assignments, homework, investigations/projects and Year participation. In addition, students take formal tests and examinations during the course of the year.

Reporting

Reporting on progress and the results of assessment forms a significant part of the school/parent communication process and is fundamental to the learning process at our school. In order to help pupils develop their understanding, knowledge and skills we see evaluation and reporting as a vital tool. Through assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ work, we aim to:

  • Enable pupils to understand what they have to do to attain specific levels and grades.
  • Facilitate the setting of clear targets for improvement.
  • Allow staff and pupils to plan more effectively.
  • Involve pupils and their parents/guardians in the pupils’ progress.
  • Provide our school with information to evaluate teaching.
  • Give pupils helpful feedback on their achievements and areas for development, in order that they can learn more effectively.

Adequate and regular feedback enables students to develop a satisfactory awareness of their skills and capabilities and keeps parents informed of their child’s progress. Our formal reporting takes two forms:

  1. Parents-teachers evenings (three times a year)
  2. Formal Report Cards

 

During the course of the academic year parents/students have the opportunity to talk about their son’s/daughter’s progress during the Parents Teachers Meetings and will be issued with reports evaluating and examining their performance. Reports will reflect both the students’ general percentage average (G.P.A) and effort grade.

 

Autumn SemesterSpring Semester
1. Mid- Autumn Semester Grade Card

2. End of Semester Report
3. Mid- Spring Semester Grade Card

4. End of Year Report

The GPA is the average grade of all assessed work such as homework, tests, quizzes, exams etc.  On the report the GPA is displayed in a percentage grade and the corresponding letter grade.

The overall Effort grade is calculated by finding the average of the four effort categories:

  1. Attendance & Punctuality (unexcused absences, unexcused lateness to Class, etc)
  2. Behaviour (Student behaviour in Year and in school)
  3. Organisation & Preparation (presentation of school books, meeting deadlines, homework etc)
  4. Work rate (in-Year work rate and quality of work generated)

Effort is indicated on the report by the following terms: Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor.

 

Sample report:

 

The overall end of year GPA of each subject is calculated by equally averaging out the two semester grades and the final exam result.

 

End of Year GPA Breakdown
Autumn Semester33.3%
Spring Semester33.3%
Final Exam33.3%

 

  • At Key stage 3 (Years 7-9), subjects are divided into Core Subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Greek) and Foundation Subjects (History, Geography, ICT, Drama, Art, Music, PE) which are assessed during the course of the semester. An end of year examination is compulsory for both Core and Foundation subjects.
  • End of year examinations are also compulsory for all Year 10 subjects.
  • For Year 12-13 students, mock examination results will counts as their final exam grade.

 

How to calculate the Semester GPA:

REPORT GPA GRADE BREAK DOWN
AUTUMN SEMESTER REPORT:
Autumn Semester grades are calculated as follows:% of
Semester GPA
YEARS 7-9Core Subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Greek) &
Foundation Subjects (History, French, Geography, ICT, Drama, Art, Music, PE)

1. Tests (2 major in-class tests minimum),
2. Quizzes, Home Work, Marked Assessments etc
50%
50%
YEARS 10-13Compulsory & Optional Subjects

1. Tests (2 major in-class tests minimum),
2. Quizzes, Home Work, Marked Assessments etc.
50%
50%
SPRING SEMESTER REPORT:
Spring Semester grades are calculated as follows:% of
Semester GPA
YEARS 7-9Core Subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Greek) &
Foundation Subjects (History, French, Geography, ICT, Drama, Art, Music, PE)

1. Tests (2 major in-class tests minimum),
2. Quizzes, Home Work, Marked Assessments etc.
50%
50%
YEARS 10-13Compulsory & Optional Subjects

1. Tests (2 major in-class tests minimum),
2. Quizzes, Home Work, Marked Assessments etc.
50%
50%

 

STUDENT CONDUCT ON REPORTS (PER SEMESTER)

STUDENT CONDUCT ON REPORTS (PER SEMESTER)
No suspensions EXCELLENT
1/2 suspension *VERY GOOD
2/3 suspensions *GOOD
3/4 or more suspensions *SATISFACTORY
Principals Report/ExpulsionUNSATISFACTORY

 

CONDUCT ON END OF YEAR REPORT

The Discipline committee will consider each case individually at the end of the year and recommendations will be made to the staff for final approval.

*Number of days suspended will be taken into account.

*Students start with a fresh record at the beginning of each academic year.