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Assessment and Reporting
In July 2023, the Ministry of Education and Child Care published a new reporting order that outlines how schools will communicate student learning to families. This new reporting order supports the redesigned curriculum that has been in place since 2016.
The VSB’s Purpose of Assessment is aligned with the new guidelines:
The purpose of assessment is to facilitate learning and move it forward in an equitable and inclusive way. It helps students answer three questions about their learning:
- Where am I now?
- Where am I going?
- How do I get there?
Quality assessment is ongoing and responsive. It informs the instruction cycle and provides teachers with evidence to plan. It helps families understand and support their children’s learning. Most importantly, it provides students with meaningful feedback to guide their learning and help them reflect on their growth.
The Ministry has prepared a short brochure for families outlining the changes, and a longer document with more detailed information. The longer document is also available in French, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Tagalog Filipino, Farsi, Urdu, and Punjabi Gurmukhi.