Testing and Monitoring

Testing and Monitoring

Continuous evaluation of student learning is an integral part of the instructional process in the SABIS® Network. Frequent testing is conducted in order to evaluate student learning and permit timely, positive intervention. Testing students in this way has a number of very important advantages:

  • Students learn to perform well under the pressure of time and other constraints
  • Students develop the ability to focus and to sustain concentration for increasingly long periods
  • Feedback from testing allows close monitoring and follow-up


Diagnostic Tests are

  • Administered to all new, incoming students
  • Academic "x-rays" to detect pre-existing gaps in knowledge
  • Used to determine grade level placement
  • Determine English/math level or readiness to leave intensives classes


The SABIS Academic Monitoring System® (SABIS® AMS)

  • Begins in Grade 3 in both mathematics and English
  • Checks student learning and long-term retention
  • Evaluates students' grasp of essential concepts
  • Include multiple-choice questions with answers recorded on "bubble sheets"
  • Are computer-scored
  • Count for 20% of a student's total grade in a given subject


Periodic Exams

  • Help to isolate "gaps" in student learning
  • Monitor student’s mastery of essential concepts
  • Serve as a re-teaching guide for teachers
  • Test concepts taught in the last three weeks
  • Begin in Grade 1
  • Provide results which are sent home within 2 weeks of the exam



IAAC has a school uniform policy that requires students to be in uniform. School uniforms help to foster a sense of community, eliminate competition among students, and offer families some economic relief. Not adhering to the school uniform policy is considered a violation of school rules and the consequences will follow the procedural guidelines for behavior infractions. Students are to be in uniform at all times.

International Academy of Atlantic City Charter School

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