An assessment process which is guided by scientific methods is an integral part of modern educational thinking. At Tarsus SEV, we provide a holistic evaluation of students by observing their development and learning processes, rather than being limited to test results.
Assessment provides important data which reveals how much has been learned and how much is still unlearned. Assessment holds an important place in our school to provide alignment with "Holistic Learning Model". What we mean by "Holistic Learning Model" is a cycle where learning outcomes are identified and are used to guide instruction, followed by the identification of what has been learned and unlearned, used to inform lesson plans and re-assessment.
In order to reach our educational goals we measure student academic knowledge through various tools, evaluate our findings, and closely observe their learning process. We make plans to timely address the individual and general weaknesses identified in the process and adjust our working program accordingly. Collaborating with teachers and our assessment department, we analyze the results of all assessment tasks including multiple choice tests. Curriculum review and classroom activities are guided by this data. Students are supported by one-to-one and after-school sessions based on their individual needs.
The student assessment process in Tarsus SEV has both formative and summative components. Formative assessment guides us through the process in which the student completes the material to be assessed or how they reach a certain academic performance level, which methods have worked and which have not worked. Through summative assessment, we are interested in the final product as we also encourage students to produce authentic products through a differentiated teaching model. Recognizing that each student has a unique learning style, we observe student development through a variety of assessment methods.