Primary Learning Resources: Assessment

Families receive ongoing information about their child’s learning in a variety of ways. Letters home, email, newsletters, student presentations, portfolios, various digital media, and report cards are just a few of the ways we communicate student learning.

The Ministry of Education provides a comprehensive list to give parents a solid understanding of the principles of quality assessment:

  • Is fair, transparent, meaningful and responsive to all learners
  • Focuses on all three components of the curriculum model – know, do, understand
  • Provides ongoing, descriptive feedback to students
  • Is ongoing, timely, specific and embedded in day-to-day instruction
  • Provides varied and multiple opportunities for learners to demonstrate their learning
  • Documents student learning over time – creating a profile of their strengths and areas of growth/further development
  • Is through multiple means and varied strategies
  • makes the students’ learning visible and celebrates successes
  • Provides new learning goals and targets and describes ways to support the student’s learning
  • Involves the students in their learning
  • Engages students in self-assessment and goal setting for next steps in learning
  • Allows for a collection of students work to be gathered over time = full profile of the learner
  • Communicates clearly to the learner (and the parents): where they are, what they working towards and how learning can be supported