At the Primary level, students are introduced to the idea of formal written tests from Class 1 onwards. They are assessed using a rating system rather than marks.
Learning is reviewed through four unit tests spread across the year, to test understanding of concepts and spelling ability. Their skills in the core subjects are also assessed through activities related to reading, recitation, speaking and writing for the languages, and activities/worksheets/written work to test the understanding of concepts in the sciences and mathematics. At the end of the academic year, subject-wise averages are calculated to arrive at a comprehensive rating which appears in lieu of marks.
The rating parameters are:
1 – Shows excellence
2 – Has the ability to achieve excellence
3 – Meets grade level
4 – Needs skills and effort to reach grade level