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
Marks, report cards, students' grades and teacher assessments are being handled differently across the country. But what do the experts say?
How do we translate the learning that happens in classrooms onto a report card? Find out what happens when students, teachers, and parents work together to design a new report card for the 21st century.
New study finds relationship between students’ demographics and their Learning Skills marks on report cards
A recently released report finds that students with the same levels of achievement on Grade 6 EQAO math tests may have different assessments of their learning skills, based on their demographics.
Singapore, one of the world’s highest-ranked education systems, is implementing changes that will “encourage individuals to concentrate on their own learning development,” and reduce the emphasis on rote-learning, student ranking, and exam preparation.
People for Education's response to the government consultations taking place from October to December, 2018.
When test scores are used as a proxy for overall system success, it can lead governments to target funding and policy in ways that may ignore competencies that are vital for students’ long-term success.
Results from the 2016 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) show that Canada’s public school students continue to demonstrate high levels of proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science.
In September 2017, Premier Kathleen Wynne established an Independent Review of Assessment and Reporting in Ontario. The results of that review have been released, and include a number of recommendations to transform how students are assessed.
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
To support young people for long-term success, we need concrete definitions and a common language to describe key areas of learning like citizenship, health, social-emotional learning, and creativity.
Measurement, testing, and assessment in the news
BC is moving to a new reporting system for kindergarten to grade 9 students which will focus on core competencies instead of letter or number grades.
A B.C. school district has revamped its report cards to include feedback on core competencies such as creative and critical thinking, social and personal responsibility, and positive personal and cultural identity.
Annie Kidder talks about the recommendations from a new report on EQAO testing and assessment in Ontario's schools on CBC's Ontario Morning.