Meaningful Assessments

Students document every aspect of their research and projects in portfolios, which are later refined during senior year and presented with their applications to colleges. Instead of multiple choice tests and exams, each student defends his/her work in hour-long exhibitions each quarter. A student's advisor, parents, mentor, and peers comprise the exhibition panel and offer feedback and recommendations for the following quarter. narratives from the advisor. The narrative describes that student's academic and personal growth in detail, based on the goals outlined in the learning plan, the portfolio work, and the exhibition. Click here to see a sample narrative.
During the college application process, these narratives can be converted into grades for admissions officers to more easily evaluate and compare students.