EXAMINATION & EVALUATION
Quizzes per subject are carried out according to a monthly schedule and incorporated in the weekly plan with a maximum of:
- One quiz per day for grades 3, 4 & 5.
- Two quizzes a day for grades 6 to 12 depending on the difficulty of the subjects.
The teacher evaluates student work and gives credit for assignments completed in a timely manner.
- Grades 1 to 5: Continuous Assessments. Grade 5 students will sit for final exams by the end of second semester to prepare them for higher levels.
- Grades 6 to 12: Two final exams in each semester. The dates of the finals are included in the school calendar.
Homework is assigned daily as per the weekly plan and is recorded on students’ agendas. Parents should encourage students to meet their homework deadlines. Subject teachers are responsible for setting suitable amount of homework and marking it regularly. When homework has not been done, appropriate action will be taken by the teacher.
The purpose of homework is to develop independent and self-disciplined learners and improve student academic achievement through:
- Developing students’ confidence and self-discipline to work on their own.
- Reinforcing skills and understanding.
- Further expanding and exploring concepts taught in class.
- Supporting home/school relationship.
- Enabling students to devote appropriate time and effort to meet deadlines.
Classwork is an integral part of the daily learning process. All recitation grades are included in the evaluation sheet and reported by the end of each interval to be included in the report card of that interval. Similar procedure is followed in evaluating and reporting classwork, lab work, and projects assigned during the course of the school year.
In order to integrate project-based learning into our curriculum and evaluate students’ knowledge application skills, students are typically assigned a project or series of projects in a given semester. This method often requires students to use diverse skills, such as researching, writing, collaborating, or public speaking to produce various outcomes, (research papers, studies, presentations, video documentaries, etc.)
- Pearson GRADE and GMADE English and Mathematics Diagnostic Tests (Grades 4 to 12) are administered annually to monitor students’ progress.
- Standardized Tests PSAT, SAT I, SAT II, AP are administered, in addition to school tests and final exams from Grades 8 to 12.
Students with failing grades (less than 60%) in any subject in the annual grade report, must take a re-sit exam in the subject (s) they have failed in. The results of the re-sit exam will determine whether the student will be promoted to the next grade level or repeat the year, as per the MOE’S policy.
The school year is divided into two semesters. Students learning is assessed by regular quizzes, exams, classwork, projects, homework, and other evaluation methods. A report card is issued via student dashboard to guardians twice annually from Preschool to Grade 12.
PROMOTION AND REPETITION POLICY
CREDIT GRANTING POLICY FOR GRADUATION
- Completion of 25-30 credits
OUT OF POLICY
- Recommendation of graduation committee
- Approval of Principal
UNIVERSITY AND CAREER GUIDANCE
The counselor at DJIS offers many services to students from advising them and their parents on high school requirements by country, developing career choices through career tests and career days, planning and preparation for college admissions requirements (University Requirements Form, Writing a Personal Statement, College Orientation and University Presentations, Contact with universities, Visits to local universities), providing students with tips that focus on job skills and personal development, and preparing them for university life.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parents and teachers can communicate in group and individual in order to gain insight, understanding, and information about students’ performance. Cooperation from both parent and teacher is necessary for maintaining effectiveness and success of conferences.