Assessment and Evaluation
To align with provincial requirements, the Lakeshore School Division Assessment committee is currently reviewing the divisional procedures related to assessment, evaluation, and reporting.
The committee is using information from current Lakeshore Regulations and Procedures, Manitoba Education Provincial Assessment Policy and Lakeshore Grading Guidelines in order to develop a revised Lakeshore School Division Student Assessment Document for September 2011. Principals and teachers are currently following the guidelines of the Provincial Assessment Policy while development takes place.
What part does assessment play in teaching and learning?
Manitoba Education believes that the primary role of assessment is to enhance teaching and improve student learning.
How can this be accomplished?
Through a variety of assessments:
- Assessment for learning: this helps teachers find out more about what students understand so they can plan their instruction, and provide helpful feedback to students.
- Assessment as learning: this type of assessment helps students become aware of how they learn and use that information to make decisions about improving their own learning. It helps them take on more responsibility for their learning.
- Assessment of learning: this type of assessment helps students, teachers, and parents measure achievement at a certain point in time. This may be used for reporting information about grades, plan for support or assistance for students, or to make promotion decisions.
All assessment must be planned with its purpose in mind. Each type supports student learning so it is important that there be balance between all three.
Other supporting documents from Manitoba Education include:
- Provincial Assessment Policy - K-12
- Communicating Student Learning
- Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind
For more information on assessment practices in Lakeshore please contact:
Lakeshore School Division
Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0
Phone: 204-739-2101 ext. 1240