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System of Assessment

In place of the traditional grading system, Coyote Willow Family School uses an alternative method of assessment that includes:

  • Student Profile: Teacher and parent observations/reports about student’s learning processes. Used to set goals and guide instruction.
  • Self Assessment: Student-developed portfolio and presentation about themselves as learners. Emphasis on literacy and math progress.
  • Performance Portfolio: Completed toward end of the year as a final assessment. Students and parents design, create, and show projects to demonstrate academic gains for the year.