Assessment is designed to help the learner know what the next steps in their learning are. At Quest we believe that it is critical that the student is engaged in their learning. The teacher’s role is to enable the learner to take the next step by providing quality feedback. Assessment is far more than a test. It involves the teacher knowing the learner and ensuring they know what the next steps are in their learning journey.
Assessment is both formal and informal and happens on a daily basis. In the Early Years it is mainly observation and work analysis. As learners progress through the school a greater number of formal assessments are used to complement the on-going, day-to-day assessments.
We use UK based GL Assessment to provide us with standardised assessment data that we can benchmark student progress. Students each year complete formal GL tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.
To ensure that we provide a safe and healthy environment we collect student voice using online assessment and student focus groups. Student voice is important as it provides rich insight to what is happening in the school.