Our Mission: The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry and respect.


Assessment & Testing

Testing is often considered the primary means of assessment, but that is far from true at The Raleigh School.


Assessment is an ongoing, daily process at The Raleigh School. Students' skills are assessed through a variety of methods such as:

  • Observation
  • One-on-one skills assessment
  • Review of class work and homework
  • Rubrics created for each project
  • Peer review
  • Self-assessment by students
  • Teacher-made tests
  • Various Literacy Assessment Tools
  • Curricular assessments 

Teachers compile all this information and create detailed progress reports that are a combination of grade-based skills' assessment and narrative. Progress reports are provided to parents three times a year. Progress is also discussed at our fall and spring parent-teacher conferences. In fifth grade, the student joins and leads the second conference by reviewing goals and showing achievement relative to the goals. 

The progress reports are used instead of traditional grades.


The Raleigh School is free from the constraints of EOGs and other types of tests that detract from the mission at hand. The state requires the school to give a nationally normed test, and that is the only standardized test we administer. We administer the CTP Online (Comprehensive Testing Program) in third-fifth grades, with minimal class time spent in preparation for the test. The test covers areas such as Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Writing Mechanics, and Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning. 

I continue to be inspired every day by the parents, the staff, and by the kids in the enthusiasm that they bring to the art of learning.

Zehra Jung, TRS parent of two