The LIS mission is to provide an environment in which all Lancerians will become lifelong learners, who are responsible, disciplined, and ethical citizens of the world. Lancerians are understanding and respectful towards people of all races and cultures
Assessment

Throughout the learning process, both students and teachers are actively involved in assessing student progress. Students are regularly asked to assess their own work and reflect on their learning process. Teachers support students in assessing their own work by providing assessment criteria and modeling the assessment process.

Assessments allow the child to:

·       have criteria that are known and understood in advance

·       analyse their learning and understand what needs to be improved

·       demonstrate the range of their conceptual understandings, their knowledge and their skills

·       synthesise and apply their learning, not merely recall facts

·       base their learning on real-life experiences that can lead to other questions to ask or problems to solve

·       focus on producing a quality product or performance

·       highlight their strengths and demonstrate mastery and experience

·       express different points of view and interpretations

·       promote reflections, self-and peer-evaluation

 

Assessment Procedure

At the beginning of each Unit of Inquiry, teachers will assess children’s prior knowledge and experience before embarking on new learning experiences.

Formative assessment occurs throughout a learning unit or process. It is interwoven with daily learning and helps teachers and students find out what the children already know, understand and can do in order to plan for further student learning and growth. For each Unit of Inquiry, teachers will have to design at least two formative tasks. 

Summative assessment happens at the end of the teaching and learning processes and gives the children an opportunity to show their understanding in authentic contexts and apply it in new and flexible ways. For each Unit of Inquiry, teachers will design summative tasks that provide room for various perspectives, which are multi-layered and similar in depth.

The PYP Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is an example of a summative assessment. It happens on the final year of the Primary Years (Grade 5 at Lancers International School), which aims to celebrate and share student learning with the whole community. The exhibition provides a culminating experience of the learner’s engagement with the PYP. It marks a rite of passage, both symbolic and actual, from the PYP to the Middle Years.

 

Reporting Schedule

·       First quarter – Three-Way Conference

·       Second quarter – Parent Teacher Meeting with Semester Report

·       Third quarter – Student-Led Conference

·       Fourth quarter – Parent Teacher Meeting with Semester Report

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IB PYP AT LIS

Lancers International School strives to develop global citizens who make a difference to the world. LIS is authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

DP AT LIS

The curriculum is modeled with the student at the centre of the approach, guided by the learner profile and the Approaches to Teaching & Learning. The diploma programme has six subject areas which the students study during the two years along with the three core components.

IB MYP AT LIS

Lancers International School is authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme. We are now an IB continuum school, with the authorisation for the PYP, MYP, DP.

ASSESSMENT POLICY
ASSESSMENT POLICY OF PYP
Throughout the learning process, both students and teachers are actively involved in assessing student progress. Students are regularly asked to assess their own work and reflect on their learning process.
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS IN PYP
Summative assessment happens at the end of the teaching and learning processes and gives the children an opportunity to show their understanding in authentic contexts and apply it in new and flexible ways.
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS IN PYP
Formative assessment is interwoven with daily learning and helps teachers and students find out what the children already know, understand and can do in order to plan for further student learning and growth.
TOOLS AND STRATEGIES
TOOLS AND STRATEGIES IN PYP
Assessment tools and strategies are the methods or approaches that teachers use when gathering information about student learning. Teachers record this information using a variety of tools, which are the instruments used to collect, analyse and report data.
HOMEWORK
HOMEWORK IN PYP
As not everyone learns in the same way or at the same speed, the school does not set a specific amount of homework for students to complete each week. Homework given to each student in the class suits the different ability levels.
CONSTRUCTIVISM
CONSTRUCTIVISM IN PYP
Assessment practices in the PYP are dependent on our commitment to a particular belief about how students learn, encapsulated most clearly in the constructivist approach.