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:
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 .
DPSG, Palam Vihar is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB School.
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:
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.
The Assessment of Scholastic in Middle School comprises of the following:
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).
The Assessment of scholastic in Senior School comprises of the following:
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)
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.
DPSG, Palam Vihar is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.