• Assessment

    Data Driven Assessment

    Schools in the Drexel System use the STAR Assessment to analyze student performance in each of the domains of Reading and Math. Each Drexel school has set site specific benchmarks for student performance allowing for teachers to analyze student performance against both the national norm and the local, site expectations. Teachers will re-administer the STAR Assessment as often as necessary to measure student growth, analyze the effectiveness of instructional interventions and provide parents with up-to-date data about how each student is performing and growing in the curriculum.

    Student Assessment

    Each student in Transitional Kindergarten to eighth grade will receive a report card at the end of each trimester grading period. Parents and students in grades 6-8 can view grades online using PowerSchool.

    Instruction at St. Clare School is driven by the standards of the state of California and the Diocese of San Jose. These standards contain guidelines for each curricular subject, including topics of study, skills and other learning opportunities.The teachers at St. Clare School use a variety of assessment tools— including tests, quizzes, written work, projects, reading inventories, observations, etc.—to identify what students are ready to learn and how they can best guide students’ progress. Teachers review student work and evaluate progress towards meeting the standards.

    Standards Based Report Cards - Transitional Kindergarten to Fifth Grade

    Standards based report cards give an accurate and detailed report of a student’s academic progress. The Standards based report card demonstrates the students understanding or mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn. These report cards provide information on how well an individual student is doing in relation to the grade level standards, not the work of other students. Parents are able to understand more clearly what is expected of the student and how to help them be successful.