ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

Descriptors

  • Teachers gather and use information about students’ learning needs and progress.
  • Teachers monitor students’ actions on an ongoing basis to determine and respond to their learning needs. They use a variety of diagnostic methods that include observing students’ activities, analyzing students’learning difficulties and strengths, and interpreting the results of assessments and information provided by students, their parents, colleagues and other professionals.
  • Teachers select and develop a variety of classroom assessment strategies and instruments to assess the full range of learning objectives. They differentiate between classroom and large-scale instruments such as provincial achievement tests, administer both and use the results for the ultimate benefit of students. They record, interpret and use the results of their assessments to modify their teaching practices and students’learning activities.
  • Teachers help students, parents and other educators interpret and understand the results of diagnoses and assessments, and the implications for students. They also help students develop the ability to diagnose their own learning needs and to assess their progress toward learning goals.
  • Teachers use their interpretation of diagnoses and assessments as well as students’ work and results to guide their own professional growth. They assist school councils and members of the community to understand the purposes, meanings, outcomes and implications of assessments.

Evidence in Practice

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