Middle School

Internal Assessment

Assessment is an important component and regulator of the educational process which enables the continuous collection of information which, once analysed, supports appropriate decisions to further the improvement of the quality of learning.

In Middle school, internal assessment focuses on the national curricula, according to the specific criteria of each subject. The criteria for assessment is the responsibility of the curricular department, according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education. At the beginning of each school year, they are given to the whole educational community and it is based on these that the regulation and reorientation of the teaching-learning process and the classification of students are made.

Assessment is essentially formative, being the main method of evaluation. It assumes a continuous and methodical nature and aims at the regulation of teaching and learning, using a variety of tools for collecting information, according to the type of learning and the contexts in which it takes place and the criteria for evaluation of each subject.

Throughout the Teaching-Learning process, teachers offer students an outline of each assessment form, known as “Learning Goals”. This aims to provide guidance for each student’s study, preparing them for assessment. 

Finally, Summative Assessment consists of the formulation of a synthesis of information collected on the development of learning and skills, defined for each subject, paying special attention to the evolution of the whole of this learning. Within the scope of Summative Assessment, action plans and guidelines for the implementation, monitoring and student evaluation are defined

At the end of each term, the internal summative assessment is the responsibility of each Class Council and is expressed in all documents in a classification from zero to twenty, in the curricular subjects. However, it is necessary to convert this classification to a scale of one to five (this is registered in all official documents issued by the Ministry of Education at the end of each term).

In this way, the classification obtained at the end of each semester will be the result of two areas: learning and attitudes and values.







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