Udon Thani International School is committed to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) practices and ensures that the Assessment Policy is implemented, understood and supported by all staff members. Parents will be informed about the policy through parent meetings, the school newsletter and at student/parent/teacher conferences.
We align our UDIS assessment philosophy to the guiding statements of the school. Foremost, is our school vision which is:
UDIS inspires internationally-minded, balanced learners who thrive and become active global citizens.
To accomplish this we use authentic assessment to engage students and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning. We seek to develop global citizenship within our students and believe that environmental stewardship is the responsibility of every global citizen. As a school, we support sustainability and hope to foster this consciousness in our students. To develop balanced learners we also look to use a variety of assessment strategies and design assessment instruments which clearly reflect the particular learning outcomes on which they intend to report. A variety of assessment strategies help us cater these to the varied needs of our diverse set of learners. We also look to employ a range of strategies for assessing student work that take into account the diverse, complicated and sophisticated ways that individual students may use to understand their experiences. We also encourage students to thrive by recognising and supporting student success wherever it may occur in the school.
In all of these ways, we link our assessment policy to the guiding statements of our school.
The full version of our assessment policy is available here: UDIS Assessment Policy (Updated 21 August, 2017).