“Assessment is the process of gathering information that accurately reflects how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a subject or course.The primary purpose of assessment is to improve student learning.Assessment for the purpose of improving student learning is seen as both “assessment for learning” and “assessment as learning”. As part of assessment for learning, teachers provide students with descriptive feedback and coaching for improvement.Teachers engage in assessment as learning by helping all students develop their capacity to be independent, autonomous learners who are able to set individual goals, monitor their own progress, determine next steps, and reflect on their thinking and learning.” (Growing
Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2010, p. 28)
The resources in the table below have been developed by teachers and administrators in the Limestone District School Board to support professional learning in the area of assessment, evaluation and reporting. Click the image to view the document.
Secondary Evaluation and Reporting Procedures (2010)
Parent & Guardian's Guide to Assessment and Evaluation (2010)
Secondary Asessment, Evaluation and Reporting Support Document for Teachers - 4th Edition (2012)
Assessment for, as, and of Learning (click on the text of any indicator below to see more)