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.

Does West Side Montessori Use Assessments?

At West Side Montessori, we use the MAP Growth tests as an additional tool to monitor students' academic progress.
These assessments are introduced in 2nd grade, and the students continue to take the tests until the end of 8th grade. We are committed to making sure that our students never feel over-tested or that any assessments we give them are for no purpose.

Read more about MAP Growth Assessments.
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