Primary Years Programme
Primary Years Programme Coordinator: Derrick Richards
The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation at Lincoln Elementary School is to improve student learning. Assessment informs teachers of what their students know, if the students understand what has been taught, and what topics need to be re-taught to students. Teachers also use assessment data to determine how to best meet students’ needs. Assessment also informs students’ self-efficacy. Students can use his/her assessment data to discover where his/her strengths and weaknesses are and to set goals for future learning. Finally, assessment can be used to communicate with parents.
Language Assessment & Policy
English is the language of instruction and Spanish is Language B for Lincoln Elementary students. English Language Learners (ELL) and students with disabilities that have Individualized Educational Plans receive additional support to develop their mother tongue with highly qualified certified teachers. This differentiation allows for these students to be valued participants in the classroom by meeting their needs. The ELL teachers identify the ELL students with a home language survey, which is completed every year by parents and guardians. Once these students are identified, comprehensive testing is done to evaluate the needs of the students.