The Assessment is an integral part of education that makes it possible for the both the teachers and the students to test the skills acquired and appraise themselves of the progress made. At Jiva, we employ innovative, out-of-the-box methods to determine the specific aptitude of a child and consequently use the results to hone his individual personality. Assessment, thus, has twin goals at JPS—to evaluate the growth of the child and to find ways of perfecting the child’s educational needs. There are three aspects to assessment at Jiva:
1. Skill Chart
A skill chart that identifies qualities of honesty leadership, motivation, punctuality, speaking, listening, writing, homework, cleanliness, etc. Students receive marks on these skills, which are further added to their percentage.
2. Multiple Intelligence Test
At JPS, we conduct Multiple Intelligences Test (MIT) to identify the true nature of a child. Our brain has eight different types of intelligences—Linguistic, Logical, Visual, Musical, Bodily, Naturalistic, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal. MIT helps us figure out the particular intelligence he/she is good at. Also, to be successful as a learner, all the intelligences need to be engaged and coordinated properly.
Students are also assessed on a variety of interdisciplinary projects that they perform during the school tenure. Students work on these projects either individually or in groups. Teachers test them on a number of academic and interpersonal skills which provide the students an overall knowledge about the topic.
Apart from regular class tests and unit tests, examinations are conducted twice a year—half yearly and final exams. An average of 40% is required for promotion to the next class. It is compulsory for the students to pass all the subjects to be promoted to the next class. Besides this, at least 75% attendance in the Academic year is required.
5. Vata Pitta Kapha Test
This is an innovative use of an ancient technique to analyse the body type of children and subsequently advise them on the type of food most suited to their body. According to Ayurveda, the five elements (fire, earth, water, air & space) in their biological form combine to form three basic energies in the body. These three basic energies are the primary life forces or biological humors, called doshas in Ayurveda which primarily determine the constitution of a person.
6. Career Counselling
We believe that each child is unique with his own set of innate talents and that the true aim of education is to recognise and perfect such skills. Just as there are multiple natures, there are subjective career natures too. Hence, career counselling plays a significant role in shaping the future of a child. At Jiva, we realise this fact and offer timely advice to pave a brighter future for each child.