Elementary School


Lincoln School uses a standards-based philosophy in the areas of planning, learning, reporting, and assessing to ensure student success. Lincoln’s assessment philosophy, essential agreements, and classroom pedagogy are based on assessment best-practices.

Students are assessed using four levels of proficiency: beginning, approaching, meeting, and exceeding. We report on the extent of each student’s learning progress according to curricular standards. Report cards are shared twice a year, once at the end of the first semester and again at the end of the second semester.

Making assessments meaningful for students is at the core of what we do and what we believe.

The purpose of assessment at Lincoln School is to inform the learning and teaching process. The results of assessment shape curriculum and instruction, creating more effective learning opportunities for our students. Effective assessment helps our students better understand themselves as learners.