A note on standardized testing and how we document learning...
Learning at Unitas is not dictated by standardized testing companies. Our goal is not to educate children "to the test" but to train them how to learn well and for the right reasons. We want children to love learning and to grow into adults who love to learn! However, we clearly understand the place for assessment.
In addition to a report card at the end of the year, students will bring home portfolios that have been developed throughout the school year.
We will have one standardized test per year - the ITBS Standardized Test for K-8. The ITBS is one of the longest running (since 1936), most respected, standardized tests in the country.
Other tests that may be taken at the parent and/or student's request: National Latin Exam, National Mythology Exam, etc. Some tests are beneficial for potential scholarships and other awards.
Even though standardized tests do not dictate our learning, we still expect great results because we teach kids how to learn efficiently, think logically, and articulate their ideas clearly.
At the high school level, together we will create and implement a plan of action that reflects a student's goals and aspirations.