We at MPS-SPII, follow a comprehensive assessment system.

Foundational Stage (Balvatika to Class 2)

In the foundation stage, assessment is primarily focused on observing and understanding children's development and learning within the context of their everyday experiences. The assessment pattern in the foundation stage is characterized by its formative nature, which means that it is continuous, ongoing, and primarily used to inform teaching and learning practices rather than to assign grades or labels.
Here are some key features of the assessment pattern in the foundation stage that we at MPS-SPII follow

FA will be conducted throughout the year in ODD and Even weeks covering the scholastic and co-scholastic domains.
1.Observation-Based Assessment: Assessment in the foundation stage relies heavily on observation of children's actions, interactions, and behaviors in various contexts, including play, exploration, and social interactions. Teachers and caregivers continuously observe children's progress and development across different domains.
2.Holistic Approach: Assessment in the foundation stage is holistic, meaning that it considers all aspects of children's development, including cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and language development. Teachers look at the whole child and assess progress across multiple dimensions rather than focusing solely on academic achievement.
3.Individualized Assessment: Assessment practices in the foundation stage recognize and respect the individual differences, interests, and strengths of each child. Teachers use a variety of assessment methods and tools to accommodate diverse learning styles and preferences.
4. Authentic Assessment Tasks: Assessment tasks in the foundation stage are authentic and embedded within the context of children's everyday experiences and activities. Tasks are meaningful, relevant, and purposeful, allowing children to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and understanding in real-life situations.
5 Feedback and Reflection: Assessment in the foundation stage emphasizes the importance of providing ongoing feedback to children that is specific, constructive, and supportive. Teachers engage children in reflective practices, encouraging them to think critically about their own learning and development.

Overall, the assessment pattern in the foundation stage is characterized by its child-centered, holistic, and formative nature. It aims to support children's learning and development in a supportive and nurturing environment, where each child's unique strengths and abilities are valued and celebrated.

Preparatory Stage (Classes 3 to 5)

In the preparatory stage, assessment practices are designed to be child-centric, holistic, and aligned with the principles outlined in the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE). Here's an overview of the assessment format in the preparatory stage.During the preparatory stage, a variety of assessment methods are introduced, including written tests, portfolios, and self-assessments. These methods aim to provide a holistic view of a student's progress and readiness for the next stage. The use of diverse assessment tools helps in capturing different aspects of learning and development, and includes peer and self-assessment to foster self-monitoring and reflective practices.
❖ Formative Assessments will be conducted in the Preparatory Stage throughout the year in odd and even weeks.  One Summative Assessment will be conducted at the end of the year.

 1.Formative Assessment*:
.Continuous and ongoing assessment conducted throughout the academic year.Emphasizes observation, documentation, and understanding of children's learning and development.
.Focuses on assessing children's progress across multiple domains, including cognitive, physical,       socio-emotional, and language development.
. Uses a variety of assessment methods, such as observation, anecdotal records, checklists, portfolios, and performance-based assessments.

2. Summative Assessment:
- Will be conducted at the end of academic year providing a snapshot of children's learning achievements   and progress.
- It Includes assessments that are age-appropriate and aligned with the learning outcomes specified in the curriculum.
- It Focuses on assessing children's understanding and application of concepts and skills across different subjects and domains.
- It may  include written tests, projects, presentations, and other assessment tasks designed to assess children's knowledge, understanding, and skills.
The assessment format in the preparatory stage aims to promote a holistic understanding of children's learning and development, foster a supportive learning environment, and facilitate meaningful engagement between teachers, children, and parents.


Middle Stage (Classes 6 to 8)

In the middle stage, assessments become more comprehensive and include projects, presentations, experiments, and regular summative assessments. These methods help students synthesize their learning and apply it in various contexts. Summative assessments at this stage include multiple-choice questions and written responses, which help in evaluating the depth of understanding and application of knowledge.
❖ Formative Assessments will be conducted in the Middle Stage throughout the year.
❖ Two Summative Assessment will be conducted in the year.
1st SA in the month of September.
2nd SA in the month of March.
1. Formative Assessment:
- It is a continuous  assessment pattern, providing ongoing feedback to students and teachers.It Focuses on assessing students' understanding of concepts, application of skills, and progress towards learning objectives.
Assessments are done by Using a variety of formative assessment strategies, including quizzes, class discussions, group activities, projects, and peer assessment thus encouraging active student engagement and participation in the learning process, promoting deeper understanding and critical thinking skills.


2. Summative Assessment:
- SA  is conducted at the end of academic years to evaluate students' overall learning achievements.
Includes traditional assessments such as tests, exams, and assignments, as well as performance-based assessments such as presentations, portfolios, and projects.It Provides a comprehensive overview of students' knowledge, understanding, and skills across different subjects and domains.
This Helps in  identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement, informing instructional planning and support strategies.
With the introduction of more concepts in each subject at this Stage, assessment will continue to be Competency-based, covering all dimensions of learning as at this Stage, the focus of the curriculum moves to conceptual understanding and higher order capacities. Therefore, classroom assessment techniques such as projects, debates, presentations, experiments, investigations, role plays, journals and portfolios will be used to assess learning.Regular Formative Assessment and Two Summative Assessments at this Stage will help students synthesize their learning at logical intervals. Summative assessments comprising multiple-choice questions and constructed responses (e.g., short answer, long answer) will be used. By the end of the Middle Stage, there will be a student achievement of Competencies in each curricular area.S