Ministry of Education document on Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)
This document, in its forthcoming final edition, will outline a comprehensive policy for the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of student achievement in Ontario schools, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The policy is based on seven fundamental principles, the first of which tells us that assessment, evaluation, and reporting practices and procedures must be fair, transparent, and equitable for all students. At the same time, students and parents need to know that evaluations are based on evidence of student learning and that there is consistency in the way grades are assigned across schools and boards throughout the province. With this knowledge, students can have confidence in the information they use to make decisions about secondary pathways and postsecondary opportunities. The policy outlined in this document is designed to move us closer to fairness, transparency, and equity, as well as consistent practice.