Assessment is an integral part of the learning and teaching process at OIEA. Assessment allows students, parents and teachers to see what our young people know, understand and are able to do.
Assessment gives teachers information to track progress, allowing them to plan for the next steps in a child’s education and put in support and interventions where needed.
Assessments also provide opportunities for teachers to provide feedback and for students to be able to act upon this to further improve their knowledge, understanding and skills.
At OIEA, key assessments are organised into ‘Assessment Windows’. These are four week blocks, where the first two weeks are spent preparing for the assessments – including with homework tasks – and then the assessments happen within the following two weeks.
The schedule for assessments are set so that there is current and high quality information available to inform Progress Checks.
Assessments are taken under four different sets of conditions: