Vision: Al Dhafra Private Schools will enshrine educational excellence,...

where culture and tradition are honoured...

and everyone is safe...

Students attending Al Dhafra Private Schools will become internationally minded,...

global citizens,...

possessing the skills and character to thrive in a challenging and changing world...

Mission: To provide a trusting and supportive school community,...

in which students are placed at the centre of learning,...

developing personal responsibility and self-discipline,...

as they become independent and creative learners and thinkers...

Teaching will be inspiring...

and all students empowered...

to succeed within an innovative culture of high expectations,...

high standards, and outstanding quality.

Assessment Policy

Essential Agreement on Assessing

Continuous Assessment (CAS):

Key features of ongoing, continuous assessment – there are two principle components of the ongoing assessment process:

  1. Establishing criteria
  2. Providing feedback

1. Criteria for each performance of understanding need to be:

  • Clear – articulated explicitly at the beginning of each performance of understanding – though may well evolve the course of the performance, especially if it is new to the teacher as well as the students.
  • Relevant – closely related to the understanding goals for the standard(s) or unit.
  • Public – everyone in the classroom knows and understands them.

2. Feedback needs to:

  • Occur frequently – from the beginning of the unit to its conclusion, in conjunction with performances of understanding. On some occasions feedback may be formal and planned (such as those related to presentations); some maybe more casual and informal (such as responding to a student’s comment in a class discussion).
  • Be informative – provide students with not only information about how well they have carried out performances, but also how they might improve them.
  • Guide the teaching and learning process – inform your planning of subsequent classes and activities.
  • Come form a variety of perspectives – from the teacher(s), students’ reflection on their own work and from classmates reflecting on one another’s work.

Marks Breakdown

KG1 and KG2
Continuous Class Assessment (100%)
  • Classwork assignments, activities, projects, end of unit assessments, quizzes, etc. (100%)
Final Mark (100%)
Term 1 (100%) Term 1 (100%)
Term 2 (100%) Term 2 (100%)
Term 3 (100%) Term 3 (100%)

Grades 1 – 5
Continuous Class Assessment (100%)
  • Classwork assignments, activities, projects, quizzes, end of unit tests, portfolios, etc. (80%)
  • Homework (20%)
Final Mark (100%)
Term 1 (100%) Term 1 (100%)
Term 2 (100%) Term 2 (100%)
Term 3 (100%) Term 3 (100%)

Grades 6 – 12
Continuous Class Assessment (FORMATIVE) (50%)
  • *Classwork assignments, activities, projects, etc. (20%)
  • **Quizzes (20%)
  • ***Homework (10%)
Term Assessments (Summative)(50%)
  • Mid-Term Assessment (20%)
  • End of Term Assessment (30%)
Final Mark (100%)
Term 1 (50%) Term 1 (50%) Term 1 (100%)
Term 2 (50%) Term 2 (100%)
Term 3 (50%) Term 3 (100%)

A copy of the document can be downloaded from here.


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