Middle School Assessment




At ISL, we believe that learning involves setting clear learning outcomes, assessing those outcomes and giving clear feedback to the students and parents. With the IMYC, students are assessed using formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are used to assess for learning and enable the teachers to plan and deliver their lessons effectively. Summative assessments on the other hand, are an assessment of learning and enable teachers to measure student success in acquiring the Knowledge, Skills and Understanding outlined in the learning outcomes.

Assessment feedback is given through Parent-Teacher Conferences and Academic Reports and is also accessible to parents and students online through the ManageBac portal.

Grading System

Middle School follows a 1 to 7 assessment scale for attainment as outlined below. This is done to create a unified, meaningful assessment system that is consistent throughout the school, is understandable to students, parents and teachers, can work well with transcripts for university as it is the system used in the IB Programme and is easily transferable to IGCSE.

7A consistent and thorough understanding of the required knowledge and skills and the ability to apply them almost faultlessly in a wide variety of situations. Consistent evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation is shown where appropriate. The student consistently demonstrates originality and insight and always produces work of high quality.
6A consistent and thorough understanding of the required knowledge and skills and the ability to apply them in a wide variety of situations. Consistent evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation is shown where appropriate. The student generally demonstrates originality and insight.
5A consistent and thorough understanding of the required knowledge and skills and the ability to apply them in a variety of situations. The student generally shows evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation where appropriate and occasionally demonstrates originality and insight.
4A good general understanding of the required knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply them effectively in normal situations. There is occasional evidence of the skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
3Limited achievement against most of the objectives, or clear difficulties in some areas. The student demonstrates a limited understanding of the required knowledge and skills and is only able to apply them fully in normal situations
with support.
2Very limited achievement against all the objectives. The student has difficulty in understanding the required knowledge and skills and is unable to apply them fully in normal situations, even with support.
1Minimal achievement in terms of the objectives.