In the elementary
division of Lahore American School, parents are invited to take
an active role in their child's education and are strongly encouraged
to maintain regular communication with teachers.
The school year is comprised of three trimesters
in elementary, the first running from August to November, the
second from November to March and the third from March until June.
As an important point of communciation, parent/teacher conferences
are held at the end of the first two trimesters for the purpose
of reporting and educational planning. Parents may also meet at
any oher time during the school year by arranging an appointment
in advance via email or a personal note to the relevant teachers.
The DRA is an individually administered assessment
of a student's reading ability. The DRA is administered as indicated
below. The results of the DRA assist teachers to make data-driven
decisions about the learning needs of each student.
|Grades 1 and 2
||The DRA is administered three times anually, generally in
August, January and May
|Grades 3, 4 and 5
||The DRA is administered twice annually, generally in August
Mid trimester reports show the progress of
a student in a particular class at the halfway point of any given
trimester. Mid-trimester progress reports are sent home for any
student with an academic achievement below 70%. This serves as
an important alert to parents that their child is not fulfilling
subject requirements and conveys transitional information. Mid
trimester progress reports may also be sent home to commend a
student for his or her efforts or achievement.
Parents are required to sign mid-trimester
reports and return them to the appropriate teacher. A copy of
the report is kept on file in the Principal's office. In addition
to signing and returning the report, parents are advised to meet
with those teachers who have issued the mid trimester report as
their child may be at academic risk.
Report cards are issued three times per year
at the end of each grading period. Students are issed with report
cards in pre-school through to grade 5 at the end of each school
term. Grades are determined by the evaluastion of daily class
participation, class work, weekly and unit assessment and class
The grading symbols for grades pre-kindergarten
to grade 5 are as follows :
Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 may take MAPs
(Measures of Academic Progress) twice a year in September and
May. MAPs tests are given to determine instructional levels of
students and to measure academic growth throughout the school
year and from year to year in the areas of Mathematics, Reading
and Language Usage. MAPs are unique computerized tests that adapt
to a child’s individual learning.
WrAP writing assessment takes place
once a year in grades 3, 4 and 5, mid-way into the school year.
This is an external writing assessment through the Educational
Records Bureau (ERB). Students’ writing is evaluated according
to a scoring rubric aligned with the 6+1 Traits Writing Framework.
Information from the writing assessments provides feedback that
can be used to enhance the school’s writing program.