Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Student Assessment and Evaluation

Single Session

Student Assessment and Evaluation will engage participants in developing deep understanding of essential concepts.

  • Assessment, evaluation, and reporting (AER) form a repeated cycle in education. Each phase in the cycle has a different purpose and audience
  • The purposes of AER have changed over time, reflecting changes in societal expectations of schools, as well as evolution in learning and measurement theories
  • The purposes of AER determine what assessment practices are considered appropriate and effective
  • In education, effective AER practices must take into consideration the application of accurate/defensible learning measurement principles and also their impact on the whole child, particularly their influence on the child’s learning

This course is open to all elementary and secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies.

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Assessment in Today’s Schools

  • A history of student assessment and evaluation
  • The purposes of assessment
  • Assessment for learning / instructional assessment
  • Learner involvement in the assessment process

Principles of Effective Assessment

  • Principles of assessment
  • Measuring learning and achievement
  • External standardized assessments
  • Improving assessment reliability
  • Differentiating assessment

Creating an Assessment Plan

  • Methods of assessment
  • Assessment tools
  • Assessing non subject-based learning goals
  • Assessment planning as part of instructional planning

Grading and Reporting

  • Affective considerations of assessment, evaluation, and reporting
  • Organizing assessment data
  • Grading and reporting on learning and achievement
  • Special cases that may impact evaluation, and reporting

Synthesis of Learning

  • Course culminating assessment task
  • Synthesis of learning and course evaluation