Assessment at Jaipuria

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid – A. Einstein

Assessments in schools are critical to the learning process, wherein they showcase their understanding of the subjects they have studied. At Jaipuria, the evaluation process is developed targeting, holistic development. The ideology of Jaipuria itself defines the process of assessment through self-learning.

At Jaipuria we follow the standards set by the boards in conducting assessments. Apart from traditional pen and paper tests, we assess skills through various innovative activities. Jaipuria curriculum has 40 plus activities which are all uniquely assessed through predesigned rubrics. These rubrics are defined and conceptualized by a team who has researched and defined them targeting the upliftment of every child.

Apart from these activities which are part of the school calendar, the life skills are also tested through a series anecdotal evidences for which records are maintained. Students are observed throughout the academic year and graded on a five point scale defined by the national education board. The uniqness of this system is thatgrades are not given based on one opportunity. Teachers give them ample number of chances to explore, update and demonstrate their skill in the finest manner.

The team at Jaipuria corporate office has researched assessment system used across the world and incorporated the best practices amalgamating with the framework of the national education board. Researches have proved that students should not be assessed only through the generic knowledge but holistically.

Self-assessment is another of the factors in our pedagogy where we let the students look back and check what they have achieved and learnt across a period of time. Through instructional support from teachers, they assess themselves and plan self-development. This nurtures self-confidence and brings about wholesome development.

Aiming at a system where assessment becomes a process and not a threat for both teachers and students. To summarize, in the words of Llyod Alexander:

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it, than we do from learning the answer itself.

Ms Jyoti Mehndiratta.
Sr Manager Content