At ICE we believe that Performance Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) and project-based Interim Assessments (IAs) are authentic and meaningful ways for students to demonstrate their mastery of content, skills, and metacognitive thinking. The PBATs and IA presentations showcase student learning at many points along an ICE student's education, occurring throughout the 6-12th grades. For these assessments, we value the role of external evaluators (YOU!) to help create an authentic environment for assessment of our students’ understanding and invite you to join our faculty and student peers in assessing students’ abilities to present, explain and defend their academic work.
Participation does not require prior content knowledge on your part (with the exception of the 10th grade Spanish Graduation Requirement), and clear directions will be provided to all evaluators. An ICE teacher will also be with you to help guide the process. Please click on the link below, browse the presentation events listed, and sign up based upon your interest and availability.
There are NO limits to the number of PBATs or presentations that a parent may sit on!
In the words of ICE parent Blagovesta Momchedjikova:
"Hey, Parents! PBAT’s season is here! Here’s your chance to experience the uniqueness of our school: by attending student presentations on various subjects: humanities, science, history, neuro-science, math. Not only will you evaluate the quality of the presentation, but you will admire the serious work and creativity of both students and teachers. Students prepare long and hard for these presentations; part of their reward is explaining the complexities of their research to an attentive audience.
This is where you come in! You do not need to be an expert in the field of the particular presentation: a specific rubric for evaluation will be handed to you at the start of the panel and you will be able to both record your individual input as well as hear the other panelists’ input at the end. Your feedback helps improve students’ projects! This is also a great occasion to see the teachers in action: since they participate in the evaluation panel, you get to experience the high standards that they hold our students to first-hand! Incoming parents will find the PBAT’s quite enlightening in terms of what lies ahead for their children’s education. I know I did. Attending the PBAT’s confirmed for me that the learning that happens at ICE is what I definitely want for my children."