School Policies

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION POLICY

Assessment and evaluation is an important step for education, not only based on the learning product but also the evaluation of the education process. On one hand, it helps us to see the deficiencies but on the other hand, it presents the efficiency of teaching methods and techniques used in education.

Basic Principles of Assessment and Evaluation

The principles below are taken into consideration while assessing a student’s success:
a) An education year consists of two terms which compliment each other.
b) A student’s success is determined by the written exams, practice exams, performance study and projects.
c) Exam questions focus on the general and specific aims of the teaching goals in the teaching program.
d) Teacher’s always check and evaluate using assessment and evaluation methods and techniques ensuring that the student receives the information and skills outlined in the program.
e) Activities are designed to gain information about the student`s individual learning.
f) To determine students’ success, it is a vital to use tools and methods which enable the evaluation of skills for critical and creative thinking, research, questioning, problem solving, etc.
g) In evaluating students’ success, suitable teaching tools are used in terms of the characteristics of validity, reliability and practicability. According to the characteristic of the evaluation tool, answer keys, graded marking keys or check lists are prepared and used accordingly.

Grading Evaluation (1) Exams, performance work, projects and practices are evaluated out of a total of 100 points. Evaluation results are listed on both e- School (a parent informing program of the Ministry of Education) and TEDNET (a parent informing program developed by our school). (2) Grading boundaries are as follows:

Grade Rating
85,00-100 Excellent
70,00-84,99 Good
60,00-69,99 Average
50,00-59,99 Pass
0-49,99 Failure

APPLIED EXAMS

Readiness Exams: These are exams which are given in order to check the level of the students, establishing whether they have the prior aims of the year of which they are starting, and identifying any such deficiencies, readiness exams are for the purpose of determining and the prevention for students at the beginning of the year.

Written Exams: In accordance to the standards of the Ministry of Education, these are the exams which are given and evaluated throughout the year. In these exams, question types such as short answers, matching, true-false, long answers and filling in the gaps, are used.

Written and Practical Exam

Written and practical exams are given throughout the term, and are in accordance to the characteristics of such lessons.

a) Written exams cannot be less than two if the number of the lessons is once or twice a week, and equally are less than three if the number of the lessons is three or more.

b) It is essential for questions to include all the topics, giving high importance to the topics taught most recently, starting from the previous exam and in a lowering degree to include other topics remaining.

c) Before the exams, answer keys are prepared with the question types in a detailed way and stored with the exam papers. The mark awarded for each question is shown in a detailed way.

d) It’s essential for written exams to be given as normal (classic)/ on a comment basic.

Exam Types Applied in Our School:
The end of topic exams:
These are the exams given to the students, which determine the deficiencies they have at the end of each unit or each topic. It helps to prevent progressing before the actual topic is learnt.
Trial Tests:
In the content of our national university entrance exam and IB preparation, trial tests are taken, and the results are distributed to students, teachers and parents accordingly. It helps us not only to check the level of a student at the school but also his/ her level in Turkey, as a whole.
Transfer Exams:
These are the exams which are given to the students when they come to our school in between grade years. The aim of these exams is to check the level of the student among TED students and if he/she is of a level to register for the school.
IBDP Exams: These are the exams which are applied in our school at certain times governed by IB. It is essential to use IB exam instructions while giving the exams.
Evaluation of Exam Results
(1) Evaluation results are used in the understanding of how much is reached towards the aims of the academic year and lessons in the program; and they are also used in establishing the measurements required and taken towards the aims that haven’t been reached.
(2) Teachers take precautions to review and ensure students undertake additional exercises towards the identification of the aims which haven’t been achieved, which could possibly affect future success.

PERFORMANCE WORK AND PROJECTS

Learning in the education process takes place when students participate actively and it is decided if the aims are gained or not, by not only the exams, but also performance work. Therefore, it is equally important to evaluate the situations based on the process, example, students experience in the learning process, how they follow a path while learning, how they ask questions, how they form the information, and what difficulties they may experience. Performance work and projects are the evaluation types used towards this aim.

Performance work, projects and other work

(1) Students, with projects and performance work in mind, participate in social service activities such as seminars, conferences as well as the written exams. Students fulfill a duty by the preparation of at least one piece of performance work from all lessons attended over the course of a term, and by preparing one project as a minimum from a lesson every year.

(2) The administration are advised by the homeroom teachers from which lesson / lessons students will prepare projects from.

(3) Project and performance work are evaluated by grading.

(4) Students preparation for the lesson, active participation in the lesson, and their research related to the lesson are also evaluated with grades in the concept of performance work.

- Performance work is collated as experiment reports in Science.

- Performance work is presented in other languages.

Regarded as successful from any lesson at the end of the year

A student, in order to be regarded as successful from any lesson at the end of the year has to get at least a 50 arithmetic average in both terms; or, whatever score he/she achieves in the first term result, he/she has to achieve at least 70 in the second term.

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