Standards and Benchmarks

As an international community in line with current educational thought, we strive to provide an education that combines the acquisition of relevant skills, knowledge, attitudes and values. This philosophy is reflected in our AAS Standards and Benchmarks. Please visit our Curriculum Standards page for a full description of our academic standards in all subjects and grades.

Standards are broad statements of what students should know and be able to do. Different types of Standards address various aspects important to learning. 

- Standards give a sense of direction, and with our Standards, we know which direction we are headed and what we and our students ought to be accomplishing.

- Standards clearly tell the teacher where the instruction should be headed. It creates an atmosphere of conversation in the classroom between the teachers and students on what the level of expectation is. For the Principal, it is easy to know where the teacher's instruction should be focused.


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- are developmentally appropriate components of Standards;
- state the knowledge and skills to be acquired by the end of that grade or group of grades; and
- are assessed and reported.

Benchmarks are the expected level of skill or understanding (related to a Standard) at a given grade level.  Simply, Benchmarks explain how students demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

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