Assessment

Assessment and evaluation are an integral part of the learning process at Orangeville Christian School.

Assessment

Assessment and evaluation are an integral part of the learning process at Orangeville Christian School. The purpose of our assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. 

In our classrooms, we utilize three types of assessment:

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Assessment FOR learning occurs before instruction begins. It is used by teachers and students to determine what students already know and can do with respect to the knowledge and skills identified in the curriculum expectations so our teachers can plan their instruction.

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Assessment AS learning is used throughout the teaching/learning process and is intended to improve both teaching and learning. Students can self-assess and peer-assess as they reflect on their learning, set goals and monitor their own progress.

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Assessement OF learning occurs at or near the end of a period of learning and may be used to inform further instruction. It is intended to summarize students’ learning and this summary is used to make judgements about the quality of student learning. This information is used to support the communication of information about achievement to student themselves, parents, and teachers.  

Report Cards

In November 2017, a newly formatted report card was introduced at Orangeville Christian School. This new report card is an extension of our Assessment and Evaluation Policy. Our policy is founded on the principles outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Education document entitled, “Growing Success”.

Both the report cards and the Assessment and Evaluation Policy were introduced with the goal of improving student learning. Good assessment promotes good learning and these principles clearly align with the mission and vision of Orangeville Christian School.

For more information, we invite you to look through the attached documents or come in and talk with us.

Name of DocumentDownload
Assessment and Evaluation PolicyDownload PDF
Report Card Information LetterDownload PDF
Learning Skills RubricDownload PDF
Progress ReportDownload PDF
Report Card Gr. 1-6Download PDF
Report Card Gr. 7&8Download PDF

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing

In addition to internal testing, our students also participate in external testing using the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. Students in grades 3-8 participate in reading, language usage and mathematics MAP tests in the fall, winter and spring.

MAP is a computer adaptive test, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions get harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. By the end of the test, most students will answer about half the questions correctly. 

Teachers can see the progress of individual students and of their class as a whole. Students with similar MAP scores are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics. MAP also provides data around the typical growth for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting achievement level. This data is often used to help students set goals and understand what they need to learn to achieve their goals. 

Teachers receive immediate results with MAP that show what students know and what they are ready to learn. The results can be used to help personalize lessons at the appropriate level for the students. 

For more information, we invite you to look through the attached documents or come in and talk with us.

Name of DocumentDownload
A Parent’s Guide to MAPDownload PDF
Parent’s Guide to MAP GrowthDownload PDF
MAP Results - 2017, 2018Download PDF
MAP Results - 2018, 2019Download PDF

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