Curriculum Assessment


Assessment at Datus International School identifies what students know, understand, can do, and feel at different stages in the learning process.

Purpose of Assessment

The purpose of assessment at Datus International School is to promote student learning, to inform about student learning and to evaluate our programme’s effectiveness.


These are collections of children’s works that are designed to demonstrate successes, growth and higher order thinking and reflection over the school year.


Teachers use a range of methods to document student learning as a means of assessing student understanding. This may include, but is not limited to, videos, audio, photographs and graphic representations.

Year 6 Exhibition

The Exhibition is a culmination of learning throughout the PYP. The subject of the Exhibition is a student selected, real-world problem, which warrants an extended investigation. Students collaboratively develop and present their understanding to peers, teachers and parents.

Principles of Assessment

The following criteria for effective assessments are applicable to both formative and summative assessment. Effective assessments allow students to:

  • know and understand in advance the criteria for producing a quality product or performance 
  • synthesize and apply their learning, not merely recall facts 
  • participate in reflection, self- and peer-assessment to analyze their learning and understand what needs to be improved 
  • demonstrate a range of knowledge, conceptual understanding, attitudes and skills 
  • share their learning and understanding with others and highlight their strengths 
  • express different points of view and interpretations 
  • use a variety of learning styles, multiple intelligences and interests to express their understanding
  • produce evidence of student growth and learning that can be clearly reported and understood by children, parents, teachers, administrators, and School management. 

Types of Assessment

Diagnostic/Pre-Unit Assessment provides information on what is already known and understood by a student. 

Formative Assessment provides information that is used to plan the next stage in learning. It is interwoven with teaching and learning. Formative assessment promotes learning by providing students with regular and frequent feedback. 

Summative Assessment provides teachers and students with 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.


At Datus International School, student progress is measured against the expected learning outcomes for their age group. Parents can expect feedback on their child’s progress both verbally in Parent Teacher Conferences, and in written format.

Parent/Teacher Conferences 

These are held in each term within the school year; parents are invited to spend ten minutes with the class teacher to discuss academic progress and social and emotional development. There is also the opportunity to meet with single subject teachers.

Student Led Conferences 

These are held each term, student-led conferences involve the student and the parent. The conference will involve the students discussing and reflecting upon samples of work that they have previously chosen to share with their parents. They share their successes and their challenges, and guide their parents through a typical learning experience in different curriculum areas. Teachers play an active role during the preparation for these conferences, but on the day, the students themselves take the lead, with support as needed from the teacher.

Written Reports

Written reports are sent out at the end of each academic term. They inform parents of progress in

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science
  • Unit of Inquiry 
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Visual Arts 
  • Music 
  • Physical Education

as well as including comments on the student’s social interaction, and any contributions to the wider school community. 

Sunflower and Cherry reports contain narrative comments on the student’s academic, developmental and social progress.


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