TNS graduates return to talk about middle school

For our family, one of the most important parts of the school tour was having 5th grade students guide us.  I was impressed by the confidence TNS had in its students, a confidence justified by the bright, thoughtful, and conscientious pair of students who took us from class to class and answered our questions with unexpected maturity.  We were lucky to have some TNS graduates back at school to help us parents once again!

This session was held at 6PM, February 13th.  Several graduates from the Neighborhood School generously agreed to return.  They talked about their experiences transitioning from TNS to middle school, and took a few questions from parents.

This was the second information session in a series organized with the Advocacy Committee.  If you missed the first session on assessment at TNS or would like to revisit our teachers remarks please see the video recording available here:

The other three sessions are:

1. “What assessment doesn’t look like at TNS?” on March 4, 8:30 AM

Dyanthe will talk about assessment systems and metrics used in most public schools in NYC and why/how TNS has been able to use measures more aligned with our progressive philosophy.

2. “State testing days at The Neighborhood School,” March 25, 8:30AM

Second/third and 4th/5th grade teachers and Dyanthe will share what testing days look like at TNS for students who take the tests and those who don’t.

3. “What is performance-based assessment?”, date TBD

Learn about The Neighborhood School’s pilot program using Performance Based Assessment for graduating students

These information sessions are organized in collaboration with the Advocacy Committee, an independent parent- and guardian-led group dedicated to informing the school community about education policy.  For more information or to get involved please contact the advocacy committee at TNS.


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