The school’s assessment process serves three essential purposes:
- It provides the school with a basic overview of the student’s current levels of functioning in terms of psychomotor abilities, social competence, linguistic capabilities and attitude;
- It gives the school some of the basic information needed to evaluate the degree of congruence between the student’s capabilities and the demands of the school’s program
- It affords the school an opportunity to provide the parent with additional information about the school’s programs and expectations and clarify the role of the parent in the educational journey of their child.
The assessment experience includes:
- A parent interview
- A student interview
- Some academic testing for older students
- A structured observation sequence with younger children
- A review of prior learning experiences if that applies
Whether the student is ultimately accepted or not, a concise written report on the student’ s assessment results will be provided to parents.