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Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

– Ezekiel 47:12

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

– James Baldwin

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

– Henry B Adams

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

– Clay P. Bedford

For NOTHING shall be impossible with God

– Luke 1:37

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions

– Anonymous

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm

– Publilius Syrus

I may have said the same thing before... But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different

– Oscar Wilde

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

– Malcolm Forbes

Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Assessments at Busyminds

At Busy Minds, we acknowledge that assessments are not the true test of a child’s knowledge; however, we are of the opinion that a child who is knowledgeable, should be able to express that knowledge if presented the opportunity to do so, in a supportive environment.

The goal of all our assessments is skill transfer. If assessments are not formative, they cannot be effective and they do nothing for the learner. 

The score card should never be the end result; learning and an increase in applicable skills, should be the goal. We believe in making learning count and most importantly, we take the time to connect the dots for our learners, our children thus, creating lifelong impressions.

As a parent, do not be more concerned with what your child scored and neglect what they can do with their knowledge. 
We all need to learn how to translate head knowledge in children into skills and the Learning by design (LbD) model is fantastic tool we use at Busy Minds School. In the same vein, the Acquisition, Meaning Making and Transfer Instructional Model (AMT) is another effective tool for formative learning.

Our Elementary learners and to a lesser degree our pre-school are exposed to the several assessment cycles during the term. Some of these are oral or written and some are a combination of oral and written assessments


External Exams: 

We always have a 100% PASS RATE for all Secondary School Exams. Our Children know what they are doing. They have been taught well and they are ready to take on the world.