Assessment and Evaluation

A student’s personal best is pursued by first developing the learning skills needed for academic achievement.

At the Middle School, learning is focused first on learning skills such as responsibility, organization, collaboration, independent work and initiative. These learning skills are monitored and reported.

Formative assessment (assessment tasks for learning and as learning) such as quizzes and exit cards, allow students to attempt new skills and demonstrate recent learning without their performance affecting their overall grade.  

The assessment tasks are designed to allow students to demonstrate all of the categories of achievement: knowledge and understanding, thinking and inquiry, communication and application / making connections. These four categories are weighted differently in each subject and are based on descriptors set out in both the MYP and Ontario Ministry Guidelines. Tasks for summative assessment (assessment of learning) such as essays, projects, tests, and exams demonstrate students’ learning and contribute to their overall course grade.