Assessment and Evaluation

Provincial Assessment Initiative

The document Rethinking Classroom-based Assessment with Purpose in Mind provides the foundation for the initiative. The initiative supports educators in

  • understanding different purposes for assessment
  • understanding how to use assessment to maximize student motivation and learning
  • enhancing skills and knowledge that enables them to
    • link assessment to learning outcomes
    • differentiate assessment to accommodate student learning needs
    • involve students in assessing and communicating their learning
    • use appropriate methods and processes to gather dependable information about student progress toward outcomes and to plan further instruction
    • communicate assessment information accurately to students and parents

Communicating Student Learning, a document intended to support schools in communicating effectively with students and parents about student learning. It is designed to align with and extend the ideas contained in Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind.