Ontario Curriculum

Assessment and Evaluation

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning (not just a assigning a grade).  It is an ongoing process and students will be given a variety of different opportunities to demonstrate their learning.  This may include daily seatwork, group work, journals, oral responses, portfolios, student/teacher conferencing and independent work/tests.  In order for students to meet their learning goals, they will learn to critically evaluate their own work and will receive feedback from teachers and peers.

To create quality work we will be using tools such as:

Learning Targets – Goals that remind us what we’re aiming for.

Success Criteria Checklists – Lists that remind us what quality work looks like.

Rubrics – Charts that remind us what makes something of higher quality than another.

The Achievement Chart – A breakdown of achievement into

  • Knowledge (What form is it?)
  • Thinking (What are my ideas?)
  • Communication (How do I say it?)
  • Application (How do I connect it to self, text, and world?)

Homework Policy

When you are assigned homework, it is my expectation that it be completed. The intent of homework is: to build responsibility, to practice skills taught in the classroom. to reinforce skills and extend ideas, to prepare you for upcoming topics and teaches you how to work independently.

All work is to be completed by the assigned due date. If assignments are not handed in, are incomplete, or unsatisfactory, students should expect to spend extra time at school finishing them.


How do you want to demonstrate your learning?

  • Comic strip
  • Poster
  • Podcast
  • Movie
  • Slideshow
  • Instructional video/lesson
  • Picture Book
  • Script
  • Song

What to do when I am done?

  • Independent reading
  • Career Cruising
  • Thinking Books
  • POW
  • HTML
  • Create something
  • Creative writing
  • Homework
  • Help a classmate
  • Puzzles/games
  • Spelling/word work