Summative Assessments

A summative assessment is a performance task in which the learner demonstrates competency. Over the course of multiple summative assessments, the learner develops a trend which reveals an overall level of competency.

Once a summative assessment has been completed, it is scored. Along with a score for the assessment, each learner receives individualized and detailed feedback. The learner then has the opportunity to use this feedback to improve. Through individual conferences, revision work, and, when needed, additional formative work, a learner may have his/her summative work reassessed or opt to complete a new summative assessment. This method offers each learner the opportunity to continue to develop the skills necessary to reach progressively higher levels of competency.

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Specific Course Criteria


American Experience

EACH SEMESTER, learners must complete one semester portfolio and a minimum of two summative assessments. Over the course of the academic year, learners must complete one summative assessment from each of the following categories:


College Preparatory English 11

EACH SEMESTER, learners must complete one semester portfolio and a minimum of one summative assessment from each of the following categories:


Honors English 11

EACH SEMESTER, learners must complete one semester portfolio and a minimum of one summative assessment from each of the following categories: