We value authentic and meaningful assessment for the purpose of determining the growth and development of each child as an individual. Adults serve as mentors to support student self-reflection and bear witness to each child's personal learning journey.
Education should reflect the growth and development of the whole child- personally, socially, and intellectually. We use the Learning Outcomes Inventory, a set of 20 competency-based benchmarks, as our guide for living and learning at Green Gate.
Students meet with their teacher, one-on-one, each week for a Check-In Meeting. During this meeting the teacher serves as a mentor by discussing goal setting, time management, learning progress, and any questions or concerns the student may have.
Digital Learning Portfolios
Students regularly collect samples of their work and related materials in order to document their progress and accomplishments over time and demonstrate mastery.
Promote student reflection and self-evaluation.
Measure performance based on individual student goals and work samples.
Give students the opportunity to take ownership of the learning process.
Provide flexibility in measuring student accomplishments.
Represent learning and growth over time.
Three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring), we share our learning during student Showcases. Students prepare for the event by inviting parents and community members, creating displays, practicing songs and speeches, organizing presentations, planning for refreshments, and creating a celebratory environment to showcase their growth and learning. This provides students with an authentic context for which to present their learning to others, giving their hard work "shareable value."