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TEACHING AND ASSESSING FOR LEARNING

At HKA, we define learning as follows:

Learning is an active process of building on prior experiences to discover new or further develop ideas, character and/or competencies, resulting in the ability to apply what’s learned in different contexts.

our BELIEFS ABOUT ASSESSMENT

As inspired by the policies of the IB PYP, MYP and DP, we believe that assessment should:  

  • Define and clarify learning targets for students
  • Encourage deep and meaningful engagement with challenging learning tasks
  • Promote self-directedness, self-awareness and reflection throughout the learning process
  • Foster equity, inclusion, and student agency
  • Facilitate interaction and dialogue around learning (peer, teacher-student, and parent)
  • Support the development of learning partnerships and communities 
  • Help teachers adapt teaching to meet student needs

LEARN MORE ABOUT ASSESSMENT & REPORTING PRACTICES 

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Assessment information empowers students to:

  • demonstrate degrees of prior knowledge
  • demonstrate what they have understood  
  • set and achieve realistic goals 
  • better understand themselves as learners
  • have a sense of accomplishment and take pride in their growth 
  • reflect upon their progress and plan  
  • work in partnership with parents and teachers on how they can best be supported

Assessment information empowers 
parents to:

  • understand and celebrate their child’s growth 
  • understand strengths and areas in need of support
  • provide opportunities to engage in dialogue with their child about what they are discovering about themselves, and what might be next in their learning journey

Assessment information empowers teachers to:

  • determine degrees of individual and group understanding at various stages of the learning process 
  • identify and support learning differences 
  • individualise instructional approaches 
  • monitor and revise the curriculum, teaching practices and assessment practices
  • engage in dialogue with parents on how their child is growing and progressing
  • work in partnership with parents on how to best support their child in being a reflective, self-directed learner the next stages of their learning.

Assessment information empowers leadership to:

  • develop and revise the curriculum 
  • develop strategy
  • advance the school 
  • refine pathways to individual excellence 
  • embody and nurture HKA’s mission, vision, and values