Cognitive Skills - like communication, critical thinking, and articulating a clear point—are at the core of your child’s learning. Cognitive Skills are graded based on how well students apply them to projects.
Focus Areas - ensure that students develop foundational content knowledge of a given subject area. Students demonstrate that they’ve grasped the subject matter by completing and passing Content Assessments. Note that students can take Content Assessments as many times as needed. This ensures that they move on only when they gain a full understanding of the subject.
Portfolio Problems - are math problems that accompany each Math Unit. Portfolio Problems apply to math courses only. They’re scored based on how well students apply what they’ve learned to solve complex math problems.
Unit Assessments - are the final assessments for each Math Unit. Unit Assessments apply to math courses only. They include a range of Portfolio Problems learned throughout a Math Unit.