At Willow Tree, students are assessed in each of the core academic skill areas using multiple measures. These measures include portfolio assessment, using samples of each child’s main lesson work, various pieces of art, and practice papers. Evaluation rubrics and any mandated state standardized tests are all part of the data used to assess student progress and achievement.

All Willow Tree students will demonstrate “academic mastery” in core academic areas. Portfolios are assessed according to school-wide rubrics with input from the class teacher and specialty teachers across all content areas. “Mastery” for special needs and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students are defined appropriately according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and English proficiency levels.