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 is a core component of education. It informs teachers’ practice, helps students understand their learning, and supports policy-makers in their decision-making. We need specific, relevant information about student learning in areas beyond the 3Rs.
The province is asking for public input on improving assessment and reporting at the individual, school, school board and system-wide levels.
Approximately 20,000 Canadian 15-year-olds from about 900 schools participated in international PISA tests in 2015. Results show Canada's public education system is strong.
We’ve heard it as a hot topic at family dinner tables, and from employers complaining about the lack of needed skills in job applicants: What are schools doing to prepare young people for a complex…
For the past three years, People for Education has been engaged in a project to develop broader goals and measures of success in education.
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.
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.
In Nova Scotia, Quebec, PEI and BC, schools are participating in a new way to keep track of students’ physical and mental health.
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
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.
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.