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The Ministry of Education has created a new report card document. Below you can read the policy and fundamental principles in this new document "Growing Success"
The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning.
The following seven fundamental principles lay the foundation for rich and challenging practice.
When these principles are fully understood and observed by all teachers, they will guide the collection
of meaningful information that will help inform instructional decisions, promote student engagement,
and improve student learning.
The Seven Fundamental Principles
To ensure that assessment, evaluation, and reporting are valid and reliable, and that they lead
to the improvement of learning for all students, teachers use practices and procedures that:
• are fair, transparent, and equitable for all students;
• support all students, including those with special education needs, those who are learning the
language of instruction (English or French), and those who are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit;
• are carefully planned to relate to the curriculum expectations and learning goals and, as much
as possible, to the interests, learning styles and preferences, needs, and experiences of all students;
• are communicated clearly to students and parents at the beginning of the school year or course
and at other appropriate points throughout the school year or course;
• are ongoing, varied in nature, and administered over a period of time to provide multiple
opportunities for students to demonstrate the full range of their learning;
• provide ongoing descriptive feedback that is clear, specific, meaningful, and timely to support
improved learning and achievement;
• develop students’ self-assessment skills to enable them to assess their own learning, set specific
goals, and plan next steps for their learning.