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Winnpeg School Division Comprehensive Assessment Program

Posted By: doug edmond on October 2, 2002
 
In response to your question, our school division has developed a teacher-student assessment in English and French that cover N-4 student in all elementary schools. The assessment are conducted every year by the classroom teacher in early Oct. The primary assessment areas are ELA, Math, and Social-emotional. We also include vision and hearing assessments. All subject area assessments were developed by division teachers. The assessment results are scanned into a central data base which enables us to produce individual, classroom, school and division profiles which assist all staff in developing appropriate program planning for each student, class, school and division. The profiles and reports are updated each school year.

Our intent is to produce real time support to each teacher as well as long term trend analysis of each student's learning growth in the division. As an inner-city school division we wanted to develop a consistent assessment program across all schools to partly address the movement of our student population between schools during the school year. We also wanted a performance based assessment as opposed to a paper and pencil standards test. We are entering our third year of the program. We have presented the results of the program at a number of Canadian educational conferences.

Please contact me if you wish to obtain more information regarding this assessment program.

Regards

Doug Edmond
Director of Research, Planning and Technology
Winnipeg School Division
Winnipeg, Man. Canada

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