ASSESSMENT

Latest research has proven that assessments drive learning and hence the entire teaching learning experience. Assessments are not just diverse in nature at DPSG but also serve varied purposes:

  • For Learning- as a feedback on the teaching learning experience
  • Of Learning- as a tool to assess student learning
  • As Learning- as a feed forward to plan the learning pathway for each student

The School conducts varied nature of assessments to assess both scholastic and foundational domains and relies on tools that best serve the intended purpose of the assessment .

Primary School

DPSG, Palam Vihar is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB School.

me”. This method weaves a story which moves from subject to subject to teach the students the essence of each topic. The framework directs students to apply the acquired knowledge to think, reflect, analyse, problem solve and evaluate.

The aim of the IB programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

The transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiry. Teachers work together to develop investigations into important ideas, which require a substantial and high level of involvement on the part of students.The purposes of assessment are to:

  • promote student learning
  • provide information about student learning
  • contribute to the successful implementation of the programme.

Through assessment, the IB helps schools teaching the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to identify what students know, understand, can do and value at different stages in the teaching and learning process.

Assessment of UOI is divided into 2 parts:

Formative assessment provides information that is used in order to plan the next stage in learning. It is interwoven with learning, and helps teachers and students to find out what the students already know and can do. FA will be ongoing through the UOI.

Summative assessment aims to give teachers and students a clear insight into students’ understanding. Summative assessment is the culmination of the teaching and learning process, and gives the students opportunities to demonstrate what has been learned. They will be conducted at the end of UOI.

Middle School

The Assessment of Scholastic in Middle School comprises of the following:

  • Mid Unit Review- An assessment while the UOI is being taught to assess the teaching learning and provide scaffolding wherever required
  • End of UOI Test- Every Unit of Inquiry will be followed by a formative assessment or end of unit test to assess the student understanding of the concept completed in class
  • First Term Examination- Summative Assessment that is scheduled in the calendar and provides feedback to parents
  • Second Term Examinations- End of Year Assessment that marks the culmination of the academic year

The assessment of Foundational Domains is conducted twice a year and reported along with the scholastic performance.

Grade 10 culminates with the exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Senior School

The Assessment of scholastic in Senior School comprises of the following:

  • Mid Unit Review- An assessment while the UOI is being taught to assess the teaching learning and provide scaffolding wherever required.
  • End of UOI Test- Every Unit of Inquiry will be followed by a formative assessment or end of unit test to assess the student understanding of the concept completed in class
  • First Term Examination- Summative Assessment that is scheduled in the calendar and provides feedback to parents
  • End of Year Examinations- End of Year Assessment that marks the culmination of the academic year
  • Pre Board Exams- Conducted before the external exam conducted by the CBSE serves as an indicator for the Board examinations

The assessment of Foundational Domains is conducted twice a year and reported along with the scholastic performance. Grade 12 has only two Foundational Domains namely Citizenship Studies and Physical Education.

Grade 12 culminates with the exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Reporting

The School conducts four formal Parent Teacher Meetings during the year, out of which two are meant to discuss formal report on the student attainment levels. Parents can keep themselves updated through informal interactions with the teachers through the year by fixing prior appointment on working Saturdays of the month.

Special online discussions can be conducted when requested.