What is assessment?
Assessment is the gathering and analysis of information about student performance. It identifies what students know (knowledge), understand (concepts), can do (skills) and feel (attitudes/action) at various stages in the learning process.It is the means by which we analyze student learning and the effectiveness of our teaching and acts as a foundation on which to base our future planning and practice. It is central to our goal of guiding the child, from novice to expert, through the learning process.
(Primary Years Program Assessment Handbook, January 2000. © International Baccalaureate Organization
Bon View’s philosophy of assessment
Assessment is a continuous process that allows teachers, parents, and students to identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement, as well as the effectiveness of the program. At Bon View Elementary we believe that through assessment we can strengthen teaching and guide the learning process for our students.
Assessment is a team effort!