Assessment Policy

Principles of assessment

FLAG recognizes that teaching, learning and assessment are fundamentally interdependent. We are guided by the following principles:


  • have differing learning styles
  • have different cultural experiences, expectations and needs
  • perform differently according to the context of learning
  • see self assessment and peer assessment as a natural part of the learning process
  • need to know their achievements and areas for improvement in the learning process
  • should receive feedback that is positive and constructive


  • is designed by teachers to incorporate a variety of methods and to be relevant and motivating to students
  • is geared toward appraisal of a broad range of concepts, attitudes, knowledge and skills appropriate to an international and increasingly complex world
  • is criterion-referenced using the guidelines set down by the IBO and is made clear to students by teachers before coursework begins