A Conversation About Student Progress
NO STUDENT SHOULD BE REDUCED TO A NUMBER. In Ancona’s child-centered classrooms, assessment of student learning is a continuous process for both teachers and students.Through observations, conversations with children and examination of their work, teachers develop understandings of how individual students are learning. Teachers then adjust the pace, content or direction of the curriculum to facilitate greater learning for individual children and for class.
Starting with Preschool and continuing through Middle School, efforts are made to bring students into the assessment process to:
- Reflect upon and examine their own learning
- Celebrate their growth
- Set their own new goals
Ancona parents are full partners in the learning process. Our teachers communicate with parents throughout the school year and are available for additional consultation when necessary.
Student evaluations that go beyond the norm
The learning that takes place every day – academic, social, emotional and civic – demands a thoughtful assessment that helps parents and students understand what student progress really means. Ancona faculty collaborate to create an in-depth perspective of the student.