Assessment

SAMPLE CONTENT

  1. Every child has the ability to learn.
    1. We provide high quality learning opportunities to meet the needs of every student.
    2. Students are encouraged to persevere, take risks and value learning.
    3. Teachers and students use assessment information to work together to create a positive learning environment.
    4. Parents are encouraged to use assessment information to support their child's ongoing growth and to help set positive learning goals.
  2. For teachers, the primary purpose of classroom assessment is to plan for and guide instruction to enhance learning.
    1. The Program of Studies is used as the basis for instruction and assessment.
    2. Teachers actively use assessment information to shape instruction.
    3. Teachers use the information gathered to determine individual learning needs.
  3. 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).
    1. Assessment practices are recent and consistent.
    2. Students have a clear understanding of what they are expected to learn.
    3. Teachers use a variety of assessments such as observations, daily assignments, projects, anecdotal notes, oral testing, written tests, checklists, PATs, and HLATs.
    4. Assessments are purposefully designed to motivate and challenge students and encompass students' learning styles and needs.
    5. Over the course of the year, students are provided choice in how they demonstrate their learning.
    6. 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.