- 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 learning environment.
- 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.
- Teachers 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).
- Assessment 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 learning.
- 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.