• LOWER ELEMENTARY (GRADES 2 & 3)


     2nd and 3rd Grade Point Distribution

    Students will need a total score of 70 or above to be considered for vacancies.  

    On Site Assessment

    Observation 

    Group Dynamics

    Teacher Survey

    Norm Referenced Test

    Possible Points

    35

    35

    10

    5

    15

    100

     

    Breakdown of Possible Point Distribution:  

    On Site Assessment (up to 35 points)

    Applicants listen to a series of Montessori stories. They answer comprehension questions, then they have a writing task related to the stories. The writing is evaluated for capitalization, punctuation, spelling and content. For second grade, there is also an option to draw a picture. 

    Observation (up to 35 points)

    Applicants are observed doing a group task and receiving a Montessori lesson. The Observation rubric scores cooperation, following directions, working without disturbing others, self control and separating from adults.  

    Group Dynamics (up to 10 points)

    Applicants will work in small groups to complete a task. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to collaborate, take turns and communicate with the other applicants. 

      Teacher Survey (up to 5 points)

    The applicant's current teacher will complete a survey rating students' academic achievement, potential and behavior.

     Norm Referenced Test (up to 15 points)

    (MAP, ITBS, Terra Nova, Stanford 9)

     

    5 each

    10 each

    15 each

    Reading

    40%- 60%

    61% - 80%

    81%+

    Math

    40% - 60%

    61% - 80%

    81%+