Assessment and Evaluation

Middle Years Assessment of Key Competencies in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Expository Writing, and Student Engagement

Revised 2015

Middle Years Assessment of Key Competencies in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Expository Writing, and Student Engagement

Middle Years Assessment of Key Competencies in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Expository Writing, and Student Engagement (Adobe Icon 212 KB)

The purpose of this policy is to enhance student learning and engagement though classroom-based assessment processes that build student awareness and confidence in learning. Formative assessment practices (assessment for and as learning) that engage students in setting learning goals and the criteria for success and that involve them in self-assessment and communicating about their progress, have great potential to improve learning.

The second purpose is to gather summative information about the levels of achievement in key areas that Middle Years students have attained by the end of January. This Middle Years Assessment complements the Grades 3 and 4 Assessment and the Grade 12 provincial tests in providing a provincial picture of student achievement.