Dear AST Family and Friends,

It is time to start talking about ERB, our annual external assessment for students, and to get ready for conferences. In both of these areas, we are excited to talk about improvements. 

In the area of assessment, we are switching to the MAPs assessment (by NWEA). We believe that this assessment will give us better information in informing instruction in the classroom and take away less class time. The data is still compared to other schools around the world and we will share our results with you when we have the processes all figured out. 

For conferences for our middle school and high school students, we are excited to adopt a new model that is better for our kids. It is more focused on learning and engaging in meaningful reflection about themselves as a learner. This will be our first time using this model at AST and we expect a lot of hiccups along the way, so please bear with us as we learn and put into practice this new model together.

Best regards,

Anthony

親愛的AST家庭與朋友們:

本學期已經來到談論關於讓學生參加校外評量,如ERB測驗,以及家長到學校與老師會談,如親師懇談會的時候了。不管是測驗或是會談,我們都很興奮地想讓您知道,學校將在這兩方面所作的改進。

在評量方面,今年我們將採用NWEA的MAPs 測驗,而取消ERB測驗。我們相信MAPs 評量可以占用學生較少的課堂時間,且同時提供更好的訊息供老師教學時使用。MSPs評量的結果同樣會與世界各地其他學校學生做比較,我們也會在獲得測驗結果後,將相關資訊與您分享。

關於會談的部分,本學期小學部的親師懇談會模式將與以往一樣沒有改變,但初中與高中部的模式將會有所不同。我們很興奮地為初中和高中部同學採用了一種對他們會較好的新會談模式。這模式將因促使學習者本人主動反思學習的意義,而更加重視他們的學習狀況。這是AST第一次引進這樣的親師懇談會模式,我們預期必將會有些小狀況難以適應,還請您多包涵,請讓我們一起為讓孩子能更重視自己的學習而來適應這套新的親師會議模式。

校長

金安東