Measures of Student Achievement and Success
Our school follows the OCDSB policy and procedures for student assessment and evaluation as well as the Growing Success document (Ministry of Ontario, 2010).
Staff use diagnostic, formative and summative methods of assessment/evaluation to inform instruction, guide next steps, and help students monitor their progress towards meeting their learning goals in order to ensure that the needs of all students are being met.
Student achievement is measured in a variety of ways at Featherston Drive P.S. The following are some of the methods we use:
· teacher observation/anecdotal notes
· checklists and rubrics
· student portfolios and student-led conferences
· cooperative work groups as well as peer, self and teacher evaluations
· projects and presentations
· response journals and learning logs
· performance based assessment tasks
· quizzes and tests
· parent-teacher interviews and conferences
· student assemblies, celebrating citizenship
· Progress Report and Provincial Report Cards
· provincial grade 3 and grade 6 EQAO testing – results are found on the following page
In addition, each year at our annual School Leaving Ceremony, grade 8 students are recognized for a variety of social, athletic, artistic, and academic accomplishments.