Measurement, testing and assessment provide information about both student progress and the effectiveness of education programs, policy and practice.
Measurement, testing and assessment
Research on measurement, testing, and assessment
Assessment and measurement: Beyond testing
Since 2015, educators from across Ontario have been field testing the use of a set of competencies in health, creativity, social-emotional learning, and citizenship. A number of themes have emerged from this work.
Measuring What Matters: Moving from theory to practice
An overview of the work done to explore the relationship between the domains and education policy and curriculum in Ontario, and plans for the field trials to take place in Ontario schools.
Our advisors talk measurement.
In a discussion about developing measurement and assessment tools for the Measuring What Matters domains, a group of Canadian measurement experts identified several factors to consider.
Broader measures of success: Measuring what matters in education
The launch report for Measuring What Matters, a project proposing five dimensions of learning that, alongside academic achievement, might be part of a more comprehensive set of indicators of success.
Measurement, testing, and assessment in the news
Ontario school data shed light on effects of math-class divisions
"We know that students who are struggling benefit from being in the [academic] classroom and the evidence is equally strong that those who are doing well are not harmed." - Annie Kidder
Insights for system change
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
People for Education conference takeaways
We invited our conference speakers to share a few key takeaways and resources, and here's what we've heard so far...