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.