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Principles of Assessment

These principles represent current understanding of culturally responsive, research-based assessment practices and the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning. They were developed in collaboration with the SD61 District Team, Indigenous Education Department, teachers, school administrators, and community partners.

Ongoing Feedback Engagement and Ownership Clarity and Alignment Inclusive and Flexible Relationships and Belonging Student Centered

Principles of Assessment

All Principles of Assessment

These principles represent current understanding of culturally responsive, research-based assessment practices and the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning. They were developed in collaboration with the SD61 District Team, Indigenous Education... Read more

Inclusive and Flexible

Equitable and inclusive oriented assessment allows students to demonstrate and/or re-demonstrate their learning recognizing that students have diverse strengths, backgrounds, life experiences and interests.   Small blurb here Small blurb here Small blurb here Small... Read more

Relationships, Belonging, & Identity

A relational approach to assessment is an ongoing conversation between teacher and students identifying strengths and areas for growth. When students feel seen, recognized and affirmed in their identity, we... Read more

Student Centered

Co-created criteria places students at the centre of their learning. Self-assessment supports students to reflect on their growth and on their identity as a learner. Examples Level Link to Example Kindergarten - Grade 2 Grade... Read more

Clarity and Alignment

Clearly identifies and purposefully aligns with learning goals (curricular, personal, and classroom) and criteria for success.  The assessment differentiates between learning goals and work habits. Behavior attributes (such as attitude,... Read more

Engagement and Ownership

Student engagement and ownership of their learning increases when assessment is relevant, personalized and informs their next steps. Assessment, when accompanied by reflection, promotes curiosity and a cycle of learning... Read more

Ongoing Feedback

Includes opportunities for learners to receive ongoing and descriptive feedback from many sources. The feedback needs to include what the learner is doing well and next steps to improve. Examples Level Link... Read more