Assessment


Assessment is an important tool to help students, teachers and parents understand what a student is learning. For the 2014-15 school year, English 9 at Scott Collegiate is being marked based on the outcomes from the Grade 9 curriculum. The Grade 9 curriculum can be viewed here. Rather than assigning number grades, students are being assessed using Levels of Achievement. This four-point scale helps everyone involved understand where the student currently sits in relation to the outcomes.

  • Established (ET) - The student has mastered the outcomes and demonstrates in-depth understanding by consistently applying knowledge, processes and skills independently to new situations.
  • Meeting (ME) - The student demonstrates understanding of the outcomes and can frequently apply knowledge, processes and skills in most situations.
  • Progressing (PR) - The student is developing understanding of the outcomes and requires guidance and support to demonstrate knowledge, processes and skills.
  • Beginning (BE) - The student has a limited or incomplete understanding of the outcomes and requires substantial guidance and support to demonstrate knowledge, processes and skills.

In place of one of the preceding levels, a student may have an outcome marked as IE or Insufficient Evidence. This generally means that the student has not completed enough work towards a specific outcome to be measured.

Generally, proficiency at an outcome is marked using a rubric.