The First Academy School examination and evaluation process aim to support and enhance students learning, within their abilities, skills, knowledge, and through focusing on all key areas of students learning and development.
The First Academy assessments are based on valid standards and expectations. All assessments delivered and presented to students using IT are aligned and approved with the ministry of education guidelines and the Cyber security regulations.
The First Academy believes that every learner is unique and has different learning needs, required different learning materials and eLearning activities to help in success in their learning life.
The First Academy believes student's development and growth needs three-dimensional components of assessments for students’ personal success, self-assessments, goals, and “summative and formative assessments”.
The First Academy School has a consistent measurement and evaluation system based on the renowned belief, "If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it." To measure academic performance, students’ assessment takes the form of classwork, participation, teachers’ observation, weekly quizzes, and monthly tests.
In assessing academic achievement, the school utilizes normal and standardized tests. In addition, students are expected to submit projects, research topics, write journals, participate in discovery studies and carry out individualized study assignments.
Diagnostic reports that provide feedback to parents are sent at the end of each academic semester. Individual conferences with parents are scheduled on regular basis for the purpose of academic monitoring of students' performance and close follow-up at home, reinforcing the co-operation between home and school.
The First Academy is committed to academic excellence, providing an international perspective and a comprehensive education, and preparing every student to be future-ready. To fulfil these aims TFA conducts and assesses students internally and externally. There are many types of International Assessments like:
1- Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a US curriculum-based assessment that is conducted to provide essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn. It measures student progress and growth for grades 3 to 9.
2- Cognitive Ability Test – CAT4 measures verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and an element of spatial ability. CAT4 data is used to provide a comprehensive overview of a student’s reasoning ability, identifying students’ strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences, and provides essential data for personalized learning. CAT 4 is for grades
3- TIMSS is the Trend in International Mathematics and Science Study and assesses fourth and eighth-grade students every four years.
4- PISA is the Programme for International Student Assessment and takes place every three years. 15-years old students participate in PISA to assess their proficiency level in English, math, and science.