Examination System & Evaluation

At St. Joseph, Students are evaluated on the basis of their willingness to learn and effort they make to reach their goals. Based on a comprehensive evaluation system, evaluation in the school is a combined effort on the part of the teachers, the parents and the students to better understand the learning experience for each student. Processes of learning and the relationships that students create while learning are accorded high significance. Students are usually not compared with each other. Alternatively, they are gently guided to understand the inherent strengths, virtues and potential that they possess within themselves. The objective is to recognize the progress that each child makes in their own learning curve.

Teachers use daily class observations, student’s creative pursuit’s informal assessments, group and individual goal settings as indicators of progress and development. To the extent possible, teachers and parents together share their observation with the students and seek collective goal setting as the strategy for future development of each student. Like the myriad influences of the school, evaluation at St. Joseph is also a source of inspiration and learning and not a time for judgment and fear.
From the middle classes onwards, students are gradually but firmly oriented to take the board examination system. Practice, research, articulation and accuracy assume high importance for the senior students. Opportunities are provided for students to orient themselves to national and international level competitive examinations. Students are guided and encouraged to explore their own levels of mastery and potential for growth in a variety of competitive settings.