At US Vietnam Talent International School, periodic tests are designed to help students learn and grow effectively. Periodic tests are also seen as a tool for evaluating students’ competencies, learning outcomes, and development processes. In addition, students will learn better, absorb information more quickly and more effectively when the teacher understands the progress of each student.
For the National program, UTS evaluates based on the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training, based on scores in class and periodic exams (midterm, end of term). In addition, throughout the learning process, UTS students are evaluated on learning results on competency through designing innovative products and the ability to apply knowledge creation in different application situations. In other words, competency assessments are an assessment of essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes throughout the learning process in order to understand and improve students’ academic performance.
At UTS, students’ outcome is assessed by approaching competency
For the Common Core program, students take the school’s thematic test and the MAP test in 4 subjects – Math, Reading, Language Usage, and Science. The test is adaptive for the learner, so as student progress through the tests, if the students get questions correct, the questions become progressively more difficult and if they get them incorrect, the questions become progressively easier. This form of assessment creates challenges for top excellent students without being overwhelmed by students with lower skill levels than their level. The results of the test will specify the ability of students in each topic / skill of each subject, helping both teachers and students create a appropriate learning plan. In addition, UTS can look at the competency profiles of students throughout the school to adjust the teaching methods according to each individual.
As student progress through the tests the questions become progressively more difficult
For the Oxford International Curriculum, the student’s assessment test are built by the teacher based on the annual updated test bank from Oxford University Press, ensuring objective assessment practice throughout each academic year.
The periodic tests at UTS are intended to enhance our teaching methods as well as monitor the learning progress of the children. UTS always strives to convey knowledge and skills to students in the most effective way, facilitating them to become global citizens.