Our ‘Infinity Standards’ have been developed to enable learners, educators, parents, carers and external bodies to easily recognise the progress an individual or group of learners are making within and across time. The Infinity Standards are the measure against which all will be assessed throughout the undertaking of the Infinity Baccalaureate. These standards will be woven throughout the curriculum providing students with opportunities to recognise and measure progress made within the crucial knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes associated with a high degree of academic success and with that of the liberated lifelong-lifewide learners.
Our assessment framework seeks to recognise more than just academic and subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills. We will also recognise and share successes (progress and attainment) in the development of broader cognitive skills, in the development of Lifelong-Lifewide Learning attributes which form part of the Infinity Learner Profile and in attendance and commitment to learning.
A unique area of assessment will be our method of measuring progress and attainment within Collaborative Group Problem Solving Skills. This is not only unique to Infinity but also to the UK. This approach is based upon the extensive research undertaken by one of Infinity’s founders in the area of Collaborative Group Learning.
Assessment at Infinity will:
Be authentic, valuable and highly personal in nature.
Be formative in nature.
Be transparent, enabling all easy access to recognise and understand progress.
Be based upon the Infinity Standards which will be verified by external bodies.
Recognise academic, cognitive, social and emotional successes.
Recognise collaboration, interpersonal and intrapersonal learning.
Recognise and reward an individuals ability to make connections across subject areas.
Recognise choice, voice and personalisation.
Recognise different approaches to learning, abilities and aptitudes allowing students to guide their learning and inquiry.
Provide meaningful next-steps for progress to both learners and their Advisors.
Provide the means for the development of Personalised Learning Plans.
Provide evidence to inform the Learning Leadership cycle.
Provide opportunities for students to evidence progress through e-portfolios.
Encourage and personalise student learning by providing regular feedback to allow students to make maximum progress.
Encourage students to lead individual and group assessment whilst providing time to allow students to respond to feedback and evidence progress made in order to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
Enable learners to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success, while being able to respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind.
Enable learners to develop and embed positive attitudes towards Lifelong-Lifewide Learning.
Enable learners to exhibit their learning through Celebrations of Learning, Student led Conferences and Gallery critiques.