This resource has been developed to clarify messages about effective assessment, evaluation and reporting practices, in order to align with the Ministry of Education’s Policy Statement, to provide a practical support for teachers in evaluating students’ learning and in reporting on students’ progress and achievement, and to guide the implementation of Growing Success in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB).

The principles, models and practices that this resource presents have as their foundation The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, the policy document Growing Success and its companion document Reporting Student Learning, and the WRDSB’s Policy 2010: Assessment Evaluation and Reporting and Admin Procedure 1660: Assessment, Evaluation, Reporting Grades 7-12. As evaluation and reporting procedures are adjusted and modified at the provincial and board levels, these changes will be announced through system memos and made available through school administrators.

This resource is focused on the processes for assessment, evaluation and reporting. For additional detail on the characteristics and components of the assessment process, and on the identification and description of assessment methods, tools, and strategies, please reference Ministry of Education curriculum, and the following policy and resource documents:

Growing Success (2010)
Reporting Student Learning (2010)
Learning for All (2013)

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Handbook