A formal one-to-one evaluation of each student’s progress occurs at the end of every bloc. The evaluation – and each student’s role in completing it – is another way in which students may assume responsibility for their academic lives. Students are evaluated in their three academic classes as well as in other areas: personal skills, kitchen duties, maintenance, room up-keep – i.e. community responsibilities. The teacher points out strengths, weaknesses, degree of effort, areas of improvement as well as how the student is performing relative to their ability. The evaluation permits the students to assess their own performance and encourages comments about the class or the teacher.