The British Section

The Lycée International St Germain-en-Laye & Partner Schools

 

 

Assessment and Progress Reports

Child at work

The Primary Department believes that ‘ability is incremental’ and that assessment is integral to learning and teaching. Pupils are encouraged to believe in their own ability to improve and learn. Because of that, our principal thrust is a formative approach which allows us to address the needs of the individual and therefore to identify the next steps in order to ensure progression.

The parity of entitlement within the programmes of study, at each Year Group level, allows us to run, in parallel, a series of Year Group assessments across the school sites. We are therefore, in a position to ensure an equitable measurement of pupil performance which is reflected in the summative reports issued at the end of each term.

There are, at given points, in the Primary Cycle, Standardised Tests which measure the pupils’ attainment against national performance in the United Kingdom and which feed into our tracking system.

Throughout the Foundation Stage in Maternelle 1 and 2, parents enjoy an on-going dialogue throughout the school year with the class teacher. Parent-teacher interviews are held towards the end of the school year and in Maternelle 2 there is an end of stage report.      

In Maternelle 3,11°/CP and 10°/CE1, once each term an ‘open classroom’ session is organised for the children to share their learning with their parents. At the end of each term, a summative report is issued which records the pupils’ progress. A parent-teacher interview is organised towards the end of the first term for pupils in 11°/CP, at the beginning of the second term for pupils in 10°/CE1 and towards the end of the second term for Maternelle 3.   

In 9°/CE2, 8°/CM1 and 7°/CM2, summative reports are issued at the end of each term. A parent-teacher interview is organised at the end of the first term for pupils in 7°/CM2. For pupils in 9°/CE2 and 8°/CM1, the interviews are held at the beginning of the second term.