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
To grade or not to grade: Assessment in a Pandemic
Marks, report cards, students' grades and teacher assessments are being handled differently across the country. But what do the experts say?
Remaking the grade: Designing a new report card for 21st century skills
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 moving beyond testing and ranking
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.
Provincial consultation response from People for Education
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.
Vast majority of Canadian students are meeting the national standard in reading
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.
Changing assessment in Ontario – key recommendations for transformation
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.
Insights for system change
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
Defining what matters: A common lexicon to support 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
CareerWise Weekly: Remaking the grade: Designing a new report card for 21st-century skills
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.
CBC Metro Morning: Report recommends phasing out Ontario’s standardized tests
Annie Kidder talks about the recommendations from a new report on EQAO testing and assessment in Ontario's schools on CBC's Ontario Morning.
CBC Metro Morning: New report on overhauling EQAO testing
On CBC's Metro Morning, Annie Kidder talks about the recommendations for changes to EQAO testing and assessment that were released yesterday in a review commissioned by the Ontario government.