Measuring Success

How are Montessori schools different?

How do Montessori Schools Measure Success?

Montessori schools are unique in their approach to measuring student success. 
West Side Montessori focuses on nurturing a love of learning by teaching children how to work, including: organizing time and space; accepting responsibility for their own learning; taking appropriate risks; respecting the environment and the needs of others; and creating a democratic community. 

Success in reaching these goals is measured in a number of ways including: teacher observations, self-correcting work, work plans, student self-evaluations, performance rubrics, portfolios of written work, weekly reports to parents, parent conferences, grade cards, student presentations and, to a lesser degree, content specific tests.
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