Presentation on theme: "INTRODUCTION TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION’s ACHIEVEMENT CHART Bedford Park PS September 2013."— Presentation transcript:
INTRODUCTION TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION’s ACHIEVEMENT CHART Bedford Park PS September 2013
The ACHIEVEMENT CHART will be a main focus of our Gr. 2-8 instructional approach ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING HAS CHANGED…..NO LONGER IS KNOWLEDGE OF CONTENTS AND FACTS ENOUGH. What students do…. How students connect concepts….. How students apply what they know….. How they communicate….. is of increasing importance as we prepare students for 21 st century success
4 CATEGORIES The achievement chart identifies four categories of knowledge and skills. The achievement chart is a standard province-wide guide to be used by teachers. It enables teachers to make judgements about student work that are based on clear performance standards and on a body of evidence collected over time.
MOE’s ACHIEVEMENT CHART The achievement chart is designed to: * provide a framework that encompasses all curriculum expectations for all grades and subjects represented in this document; * guide the development of assessment tasks and tools (including rubrics); * help teachers to plan instruction for learning; * assist teachers in providing meaningful feedback to students; * provide various categories and criteria with which to assess and evaluate student learning.
4 CATEGORIES OF ACHIEVEMENT The categories, defined by clear criteria, represent four broad areas of knowledge and skills within which the subject expectations for any given grade are organized. The four categories should be considered as interrelated, reflecting the wholeness and interconnectedness of learning.
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING Subject-specific content acquired in each grade (knowledge), and the comprehension of its meaning and significance (understanding). How well do you demonstrate knowledge? How well do you demonstrate your understanding of the relationship between various concepts and principles?
2. THINKING AND INQUIRY The use of critical and creative thinking skills and/or processes, as follows: * planning skills (e.g., focusing research, gathering information, organizing an inquiry) * processing skills (e.g., analysing, evaluating, synthesizing) * critical/creative thinking processes (e.g., inquiry, problem solving, decision making, research) How well do you demonstrate the ability to use creative and critical thinking to extend your knowledge and understanding? How well do you accurately analyze situations? How well do you follow accepted processes for solving problems?
3. COMMUNICATION The conveying of meaning through various forms: * oral (e.g., story, role play, song, debate) * written (e.g., report, letter, diary) * visual (e.g., model, map, chart, movement, video, computer graphics) How well do you demonstrate your ability to communicate ideas and information to others? How well do you demonstrate proper use of the language and terminology related to various subjects?
4. APPLICATION The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts. How well do you demonstrate your ability to apply concepts and principles to familiar and unfamiliar situations? How well do you make connections between various concepts in a variety of situations?
On summative assessments (Gr 2-8) at Bedford Park in 2013-14 will include: K/UTCATOTAL 7/8 5/10 8 /8 4/8 24 / 32
ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS Teachers can use the achievement levels to explain what is required of students to achieve the expectations set for their grade. Level 4 identifies achievement that exceeds the standard. It should be noted that achievement at level 4 does not mean that the student has achieved expectations beyond those specified for a particular grade; it indicates that the student demonstrates a greater command of the required knowledge and skills than a student achieving at level 3. Level 3, which is the "provincial standard", identifies a high level of achievement of the provincial expectations. Parents of students achieving at level 3 in a particular grade can be confident that their children will be prepared for work in the next grade. Level 2 identifies achievement that approaches the standard. Level 1 identifies achievement that falls much below the provincial standard.