Our Junior Assessment Framework is underpinned by the thinking structure of SOLO Taxonomy. Solo Taxonomy (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) provides a model for teaching and learning that has three levels of understanding
- surface understanding
- deep understanding
- conceptual understanding
With SOLO we can identify and use success criteria which enable students to make meaningful progress and provide feedback and feed forward on learning outcomes which is simple to understand and straightforward to act on.
Student work in the junior school will be assessed using the SOLO taxonomy across all learning areas using a structure we call the Junior Assessment Framework (JAF). Student work will be assessed on a scale from D2 (pre-structural) through to A1 (Extended abstract) with clear reference to help the student identify the next steps needed for development.