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Promotion Criteria

School Academic Policy and Framework

Information for Students & Parents

Introduction

Academic assessment is a process of gathering and documenting information about students’ achievement and performance and is used for making informed decisions about student, curricular and educational policies. It involves giving and using feedback to enable students to improve their learning and meet their academic goals.

Key Features of Assessment in Montfort Secondary School

  1. Continual Assessment (CA)

Continual assessment forms an integral part of the teacher-learning process and is on-going throughout the year. CA can be regarded as a kind of formative evaluation, the aim of which is basically diagnostic in nature, i.e. to find out how effective the teaching process has been, and the strengths and weaknesses of the pupils with a view to taking corrective measures when necessary. CA may take the form of class tests, common tests, graded class assignments etc.

  1. Semestral Assessment (SA)

For the Sec1 to Sec3 classes, there are one to two semestral assessments a year, one at the end of each semester. These can be considered as a form of summative evaluation of the pupil’s learning during the semester.

3. Grading System The table shows the equivalence of marks and grades.

‘O’ Levels

<40

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-100

F9

E8

D7

C6

C5

B4

B3

A2

A1


‘NA’ Normal (Academic) Levels

<50

50-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-100

U

5

4

3

2

1


‘NT’ Normal (Technical) Levels

0-49

50-59

60-69

70-74

75-100

U

D

C

B

A

Grades A to D are PASS grades, with grade A being the highest and grade D being the lowest. Ungraded denotes a FAIL grade.

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