The IESS assessment system focuses not on the grades but on the actual learning outcomes, which are checked continuously.
1. What is assessed
The assessment system focuses on results, as well as effort and conduct, which are assessed separately, allowing the students to understand the importance of effort and conduct in contributing to the result.
2. How it is assessed
Effort and results are assessed daily, through oral and written tests, as well as the revision of the work done in class and at home.
While written tests are delivered conventionally, oral tests are not delivered using interrogations but rather through group discussions coordinated by the teacher, involving individual students in a targeted manner.
3. Assessment criteria
Throughout each month, the teachers give judgements rather than grades to the students, explaining mistakes and giving indications for improvement, so that the students are aware of their own shortcomings and act promptly to remedy them.
Grades are given only at the end of the month in the monthly report, understood as the result of all the work done by the student over the month.
4. Monthly, quarter and annual reports
The grades and judgements on effort are given in the monthly reports, presented individually to every student and ensuring that they are aware of the work done and the results achieved.
The quarter reports give grades drafted according to the criteria used in state schools, and are based on the grades given in the monthly reports.
The teachers enter the daily assessments and monthly grades on results, effort and conduct in the electronic register, so that they are visible at all times on the noticeboards of both students and parents, ensuring that the families are fully aware of the results achieved by the students.