You may notice that in some regards, the language around assessment in school has changed recently and looks quite different than what we see on TV or in the movies. This is because it has changed and is very different from what you may have experienced in school or what you see on the big screen. As we strive to develop our students into life-long learners, we are also in a process of continual learning and improvement as well. Student assessment is one area in which we are continually working together to develop and refine as a community of schools in LRSD. We're doing that by using the most current research and a data informed process so that assessment in our schools is consistent and supportive of student learning and achievement.
"Student assessment supports student learning and then, when the learning time is over, evaluates what individuals know, can do, and can articulate (Herbst & Davies, 2014)." These words are at the foundation of assessment at CJS. The goal of a classroom assessment plan is to show the student's evidence of learning from multiple sources such as daily work, assignments, projects, and tests amongst others. Each course requires a certain number of obligatory summative assignments as evidence of student learning as well as formative assignments when students are practicing new skills and acquiring new learning. A final grade and credit for a course is earned when students submit all critical summative assignments, satisfactorily showing that they have met the learning criteria.
Throughout the semester, teachers, students, and parents/guardians form a learning team that communicates with each other not only at formal times (ex. report cards and parent-teacher conferences) but also as the need arises throughout the semester via email or phone calls. As this is a partnership, teachers will be communicating throughout the semester with you and we encourage you to do the same should you have any questions or concerns as well.
CJS offers a semester schedule. There are five 75-minute periods per day. Some music classes are taught before 8:30, during the lunch period, and after 3:45. We follow the 6-day school cycle.
|1||8:30 to 9:45||A||A||A||A||A||A|
|2||9:45 to 11:00||B||B||B||B||B||B|
|3||11:00 to 12:15||C||C||C||C||C||C|
|||12:15 to 1:15||Lunch |
|4||1:15 to 2:30||D||D||D||D||D||D|
|5||2:30 to 3:45||E||E||E||E||E||E|