Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting
Our Supporting Handbook
Recognition that improved student learning is the primary purpose behind assessment, evaluation and reporting practice represents one of the most important changes in our classrooms today. In keeping with this purpose, Foothills School Division revised its assessment, evaluation and reporting policy. In order to support teachers with the implementation of this policy, our Division also created this Handbook, which states: “The purpose of this supporting handbook is to lend practical support to teachers and administrators across Foothills School Division as they implement this new policy. The content of this handbook is also offered to parents as an informative document to apprise them of the changes in assessment, reporting and evaluation practices.”
The Learner Profile
The Learner Profile, developed by our Division embraces best practice by providing parents with more detailed information concerning their child’s learning:
- Based on evidence of what a student understands and can do during a particular point in time;
- Based on achievement of the learner outcomes from the Alberta Program of Studies;
- According to what a student is expected to learn and be able to do at their grade level;
- As a profile of next steps;
- Based on the quality of student understanding, rather than the quantity of marks accumulated.
This alignment of policy, practice, tools and resources for the purpose of assessment, evaluation and reporting of student learning, is an important step in continuing to ensure high levels of learning for all students in Foothills School Division.
Acting Assistant Superintendent, Learning Services