Data and experience indicate that, after just one year, students who successfully complete the Summit Point School program are more successful academically and socially than they were prior to enrolling in the school.
For those who learn differently, the one-size-fits-all approach to tests and assignments doesn't demonstrate what a student truly knows. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their knowledge in many ways from videos, animations and hands-on activities to more formal styles of writing.
The overall success of our students’ development is measured through standardised assessments combined with observational measurements. Student progress is measured and communicated to parents on a daily, weekly, and annual basis.
Teachers monitor students’ progress using standardised measures of oral reading fluency, math facts, and written expression. The results are discussed with students, graphed and made available to parents every term.
Teachers also prepare comprehensive evaluations in academic and social development through a narrative report.
Our careful approach to monitoring students and gathering data provides opportunities for teachers to adjust their teaching strategies, integrate support, and otherwise personalise the delivery of curriculum.
Accelerated learning is the approach we believe has one of the greatest effects on lifting student achievement. And we’ve got the data to prove that it works.
This means the student has made more than one year’s progress over a year. Progress is also considered to be accelerated when the student’s progress is noticeably faster than might otherwise have been expected, from their own past learning, when using norm-referenced tools that assess the breadth of reading, writing and mathematics.
In 2017, 87% of students accelerated more than one year in numeracy strategy and 46% accelerated in numeracy knowledge.
In 2017, 63% of students accelerated more than one year in reading and 58% of students accelerated more than one level in writing.
Data taken from standardised testing of all enrolled Summit Point School students.