Gathering Valid and Reliable Evidence of Learning

Project Overview
Educators in this project conducted collaborative inquiry to investigate the big question:
How can we gather valid and reliable evidence of learning to inform our professional judgement to determine a grade?   They developed specific, focused inquiry questions related to the Theory of Action and are sharing the results of their ongoing professional learning on this site.

Project Theory of Action
If we:

  • Carefully plan to collect and document evidence of learning,
  • Design rich tasks and learning contexts, and
  • Create a learning culture in our classrooms that focuses on students and teachers as collaborative partners in instruction and assessment for learning,

Then the evidence we collect will be an accurate representation of what students know and are able to do.

Board Developed Inquiry Questions:
If we focus on developing rich thinking tasks could we support our students in their ability to make their thinking visible and, therefore, also come to a better understanding of how our students are thinking prior to the completion of a product?

Halton Catholic District School Board

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