Tests and exams are an integral part of any education system. However, at SPV, we have endeavoured to make them stress free.
The school follows a semester system where the year is divided into two terms. The first term is from April to September (usually). The second from October to March.
The tests in junior school are informal and gradually by class VI formal testing eg. unit tests are introduced. Testing is done a variety of ways and various tools and techniques used so that all students get an opportunity to perform.
- Unit tests- Though the weekly test marks are not given any weightage in the final results, children hardly ever miss them. The syllabus for these tests is given out a week in advance so that there is ample time for preparation.
- Terminal exams- The 1st term exams are held in the second half of September or the first week of October. The answer sheets are given back to the students after evaluation with appropriate comments and suggestions by teachers. This is followed up on parents' day. The 2nd term exams are held in March.
- Merit cards are awarded to the students in all the subjects. The cut off mark for each subject varies and the threshold is periodically reviewed and revised as necessary.
- Scholarships- Our broad based merit system recognizes the exceptionally good and the needy. Scholarships and Freeships are awarded during the Independence Day function in the school to students who qualify the set norms.