Evaluation & Assessment

The Met regards assessment as a learning tool that is woven throughout the teaching and learning process. The main goals of assessment are to help the student reflect on his or her work, create strategies to improve, and develop his or her own internal standards. Evaluation processes should be learning experiences within themselves, strengthening the quality of students’ work and their understanding of themselves as learners.

The use of multiple assessment tools is vital to determine a student’s progress and finding creative solutions to help students build on strengths and address gaps. The whole student must be addressed, looking at each project and activity in light of the student’s personal learning plan. Met students learn to reflect on their work with the question, “Is it good enough?” the work is measured against standards of the real world held by the mentor and internship worksite as well as the exhibition panel.

Everyone involved in the student’s life and learning – including their family, peers and mentors – is asked to participate in the evaluation process. The Met’s key elements for student assessment include: exhibitions; digital portfolios; narratives; and, transcripts.

Graduation Requirements

■ Meet Rhode Island Graduation requirements
■ Completion of a year-long SENIOR THESIS PROJECT
■ Completion of a 75-page AUTOBIOGRAPHY
■ Experience in community-based INTERNSHIPS
■ Connect CAREER EXPLORATION & PREPARATION in a pathway area
■ Completion of a comprehensive POST-MET PLAN which requires every Met student to have identified a pathway and related college credit or certification
■ Take either the SAT or ACT college entrance examinations
■ Participate in COMMUNITY SERVICE
■ Completion of trimestrial oral PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS


Students and families should be aware of these expectations. These requirements, though challenging, will ensure that all Rhode Island students graduate ready for success in postsecondary education and careers.