Assessment & Curriculum
Montessori education is designed to identify and meet the needs of children at every stage of development from the earliest years to the adolescent. This cohesive approach supports the child in acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s world.
Keeping track of children’s progress and growth over time are critical tasks for Montessori teachers and deeply intertwined with the work of guiding children through the breadth of the Montessori curriculum.
In Montessori, continual assessment is organically built into the essential functioning of an authentic classroom. The daily use of observation combined with the ability of the learning materials to reveal a child’s understanding along with rigorous record keeping enable Montessori teachers to closely follow their students’ development.
In the elementary class there are additional tools, such as daily recording of activities by the child and regular one-on-one conferences with the child that contribute to the teacher’s effort to assess every child’s progress.