Classroom Assessment & Reporting

Classroom assessment is an integral part of the instructional process and can serve as meaningful sources of information about student learning. Feedback from ongoing assessment in the classroom can be immediate and personal for a learner and guide the learner to understand their misconceptions and use the information to set new learning goals.

The goal of reporting and communicating student learning is to ensure that parents are well informed about their student’s progress. Effective communication between the home and the school is central to student success. Improving and ensuring effective practices for reporting and communicating student learning assures that students and parents will receive information about the student’s progress in a timely and responsive manner.

Resources

Classroom Assessment

Classroom Assessment & Evaluation Handbook Series

Performance Assessment (Cat. #XX0246) (PDF, 15.5MB) – this handbook outlines the advantages of performance assessment, offers samples of performance tasks from across curricula, and includes ideas to help teachers modify and extend the tasks

Portfolio Assessment (Cat. #XX0247) (PDF, 12.8MB) – this handbook offers ideas and strategies that will expand the knowledge of both novice and experienced portfolio practitioners. It discusses the different types of portfolios, why to use them, how to get started, and includes organizational ideas, case studies, and sample forms to include in portfolios.

Student-Centred Conferences (Cat. #XX0248) (PDF, 15.1MB) – this handbook supports student-centred conferences as an effective means of communication between students, teachers and parents. It discusses organizing for a conference, types of conferences, and the roles and responsibilities of the participants. Sample forms and agendas are included.

Student Self-Assessment (Cat. #XX0249)(PDF, 16.0MB) – this handbook offers ideas, strategies and sample forms that teachers can use to help students with self-assessment. It discusses establishing criteria. goal setting, and student reflection, and outlines where to use self assessment.