Licensees can benefit from continuous evaluation of student learning. SABIS® exams are split into two categories:
- Weekly SABIS Academic Monitoring System® (AMS) to check for gaps
- Multi-concept exams (periodic and end-of-term exams, etc.) to check for comprehensive understanding
SABIS ACADEMIC MONITORING SYSTEM® (AMS) EXAMS
SABIS Academic Monitoring System® exams are administered weekly to check that students have learned and retained the points covered in class during the past week. Each question on the exam assesses exactly one AMS concept. Students are made aware of which concepts they will be tested on before the exam, and these concepts are clearly highlighted in SABIS® textbooks.
Periodic exams assess concepts and skills that students have learned in a designated period of time. Additionally, they assess multi-concept thinking. Periodic exams are administered several times throughout the year for each subject.
An end-of-term exam assesses all material covered in one term, and an end-of-year exam assesses all material covered throughout the year.
METHOD OF DELIVERY
A licensee can choose to administer exams either as paper-based or in the SABIS Integrated Testing and Learning® (ITL®) format. ITL® allows learning to be combined with testing, thereby providing immediate feedback and learning opportunities through seamlessly integrating testing and learning activities.
If a licensee chooses to administer exams in the SABIS Integrated Testing and Learning® (ITL®) format, a retake AMS will be automatically and immediately generated for students to sit for at an appropriate time.
If the AMS exams are paper-based and the licensee chooses to implement the SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®), the SLO® schedules retake AMS sessions for the students who have failed. Once the results have been compiled, the data is then analyzed to establish the effectiveness of the academic support programs.
We will now look at how assessment results can be viewed and monitored by the school administration, as well as by children’s parents. Organizations operating more than one school will also be able to view and analyze assessment scores from their corporate headquarters, so that they can then take any necessary action.