The following graphics resulted from a representational working group made up of educators from VESTA, VSTA, VEPVPA, VASSA and district staff. After reviewing research and the work in other local, national and international jurisdictions, the group established a Purpose of Assessment statement and 6 values-based Guiding Principles of Assessment meant to describe and encourage quality assessment practices and inform instructional practice. The Principles support and are aligned with the District’s CSL work as well as provincial guidelines.
Over time, the Principles will be further developed as a resource for teachers and will include research links and examples of instructional strategies.
In addition to the Purpose of Assessment statement and Guiding Principles of Assessment, the third graphic is meant to situate Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting and illustrate the purpose, and relative time and place of each.