Measures of Successful Learning
Important gauges of the effectiveness of teaching and curriculum are student-based assessments and secondary school placement. Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process at Forsyth. In Grades 2 – 6, we use standardized testing (Educational Records Bureau) to provide a basis for comparison with appropriate norms (independent school groups) and to monitor the continuing excellence of Forsyth’s academic program. We take great pride in our ability to provide innovative programs while maintaining high academic standards. Forsyth students consistently perform above the norm for both independent school and suburban (public school) norms.
The outcome of a Forsyth School education is that children are well prepared for and thrive in exceptional secondary schools when they graduate. On a 10-year average, 90% of Forsyth graduates matriculate to ISSL secondary schools, with 8% attending top suburban public school districts. The statistics below indicate the secondary schools that Forsyth graduates have chosen to attend in the last 10 years.
Forsyth Graduates >> Independent Secondary School Placement (ISSL Schools) | 2005-2015
John Burroughs School: 46%
Other ISSL Schools*: 17%
Public School: 8%
Moved Out-of-Town: 2%
*The College School, Chaminade College Preparatory School, Crossroads College Preparatory School, Saint Louis Priory School, Thomas Jefferson School, Villa Duchesne, Visitation Academy, Westminster Christian Academy, Whitfield School