- Every child has
the ability to learn.
- We provide high
quality learning opportunities to meet the needs of every student.
- Students are
encouraged to persevere, take risks and value learning.
- Teachers and
students use assessment information to work together to create a positive
- Parents are
encouraged to use assessment information to support their child's ongoing
growth and to help set positive learning goals.
- For teachers,
the primary purpose of classroom assessment is to plan for and guide
instruction to enhance learning.
- The Program of
Studies is used as the basis for instruction and assessment.
actively use assessment information to shape instruction.
- Teachers use the
information gathered to determine individual learning needs.
- Teachers use two
primary methods of assessment in every classroom, every day, for every student:
Assessment For Learning (guides instruction in relation to the Program
of Studies) and Assessment Of Learning (grading practices).
practices are recent and consistent.
- Students have a
clear understanding of what they are expected to learn.
- Teachers use a
variety of assessments such as observations, daily assignments, projects,
anecdotal notes, oral testing, written tests, checklists, PATs, and HLATs.
- Assessments are
purposefully designed to motivate and challenge students and encompass
students' learning styles and needs.
- Over the course
of the year, students are provided choice in how they demonstrate their
- Students are
actively involved in their own learning. They are provided feedback about their
learning. They persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible
delight in accomplishing their work.