Assessment

Assessment is an integrated part of teaching and learning in our SD57 schools.

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Standards-based Assessment

Assessment in SD57 is standards-based as per the B.C. Ministry of Education’s guidelines.

  • Assessment is how teachers and our education system measure each student's success in those studies.

  • Assessment is part of teaching.

  • Assessment is equity.

  • SD57 Assessments are formative.

Standards-based assessment supports a criterion-referenced approach to evaluation and enables teachers, students, and parents to compare student performance to provincial standards.

 

BC Curriculum Learning Standards

The learning standards are explicit statements of:

  • what students are expected to be able to do in a given grade or area of learning

    • The Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time.

  • what students should know in a given area of learning at a particular grade level

    • The Content learning standards detail the essential topics and knowledge at each grade level.

BC Performance Standards

  • Reading (Grades 1-10, English, French Immersion and Francophone)

  • Writing (Grades 1-10, English, French Immersion and Francophone)

  • Numeracy (Grades 1-8, English and French Immersion/Francophone)

  • Social Responsibility (Grades 1-8, English and French Immersion/Francophone)

  • Healthy Living

Evidence-based Assessment

Quality assessment is evidence based. Quality evidence is gathered over time. Evidence should be triangulated from three different sources: products by the student, observations by the teacher, and conversations “...between student and teacher, between student and student, and between the student and him- or herself.” (Sandra Herbst and Anne Davies)

 
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Supports for High Quality Assessment
 
SD57 Secondary Science Competencies Continuum

Includes progressions of quality (learning scales) for the science curricular competencies for Grades 7 through 12

Connect 2 Learning

Anne Davies and Sandra Herbst

Includes Seven Actions of Assessment for Learning

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Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

A revised visualization of Bloom's taxonomy that better highlights the value of creating, evaluating, and analyzing.

Assessment Events