SECONDARY SCHOOL MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION
Two department exams are held each semester at 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. For Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education courses, students are given grades for their work process and their products.
Teachers apply exams to students by taking into consideration the general principles of measurement and evaluation and the general objectives and achievements in the curriculum of courses. They also instruct work to determine students' projects and performance.
Exams and performances of each student are evaluated over a scale of 100 full points. Teachers record the evaluation results in points in their transcripts.
The end of year score for a course is the arithmetic mean of the first and second semester scores. When calculating the arithmetic mean for semester scores, the division is performed up to two decimal places. When calculating the end of year grade, decimals equal to or greater than .5000 are rounded to the nearest whole number.
On the condition that the mean at each grade of middle school is no less than 55.00 for Turkish course and 45.00 for any other course, those students with a weighted average score 70.00 to 84.99 for all courses are awarded a "Certificate of Achievement" while the students with a weighted average score of 85.00 or above are awarded a "Certificate of High Achievement".
Regardless of course-based achievement, students who
a) rank in the top five in national and international competitions, and
b) attain an outstanding achievement in various social, cultural and artistic activities are awarded a "Certificate of Honor".
c) The Certificate of Honor is awarded by the committee on assessing student behaviors.
All information concerning school life is published on the school website. It is important that the attendance and grades of students are regularly monitored over the e-school parent information system without waiting for a school report at the end of the semester.
Measurement and Evaluation Tools
Project: It is a long-term performance task with a broad range of contents. Since it is a comprehensive and long-term study, the teacher runs a process evaluation at regular intervals and makes suggestions.
Assessment of Participation in Course Activities: An assessment is performed in consideration of certain criteria including but not limited to active participation in teaching activities, asking questions, practicing, filling in worksheets, submitting own opinions during discussions, fulfilling responsibilities, sharing knowledge and findings, and completing the given task willingly and on time. Evaluation rubrics are created for each department.
Student Admission and Scholarship Exams: They are applied to prospective students who aim to study at our school. The readiness levels of students are reviewed before making decisions on the process of enrollment and scholarship of prospective students.
Readiness Practice: It determines what our students remember from the previous academic year before the start of the new academic year. The new academic year begins by recapping the subjects from the previous year.
Department Exams: They are applied on the basis of evaluation and grading of student achievement on the dates determined at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with regulations.
Mid-term and Final Assessment: Mid-term and end-of-term assessment exams are applied to reveal the development process of our students. In addition, our students are encouraged to take general exams with wide participation in order to see their place among students of other schools.
Cambridge Exam: We take CAMBRIDGE exams in order to determine the language skills of our students through international exams. In addition, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders take the Esol Cambridge Exams speaking tests twice a year. Furthermore, primary school students take Starters and Movers speaking tests twice a year.