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Learning and Assessment
We believe that all students can meet with success when they are active participants in their learning. All activities that students participate in are designed to enhance student learning in the following areas:
- Academic Performance: Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes required for academic success and be effectively prepared for life, work, and further learning.
- Personal Development: Students will develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge to achieve their personal highest potential.
- Citizenship: Students will be encouraged to be a responsible citizen by being informed and involved member in his or her local, national and global communities.
- Character Development: Students will have opportunities to develop the character to do what is right, act morally with wisdom and balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others.
Students at A.E. Cross are Assessed in a Variety of Ways
1. Formative Assessment: also referred to as Assessment for Learning. These strategies involve gathering information to guide student learning and they occur in all classes. These tools provide feedback to students for improving or advancing their understanding or abilities. This process helps students develop a personal plan for their next steps in learning. Some examples include:
- verbal or written feedback by teacher or peers
- peer assessment
- goal setting
- error detection and correction
- teacher conferencing
2. Summative Assessment of Learning: also referred to as Assessment of Learning in which teachers evaluates a student’s level of knowledge and understanding and assign a value. Summative assessment occurs at the end of a period of learning and provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of the learning addressed during that period of time. This assessment describes what students know and can do. It evaluates student growth relative to the Alberta Program of Study and provincial standards. Students at A.E. Cross will have summative testing experiences throughout the school year in all of their classes. Some examples include:
- multiple choice exams
- essay exams
- written products
- short answer exams
- standardized tests
- oral products
- performance tasks
- culminating project
The only school-wide scheduled exams are the LA written exams and the yearend final exams. All other summative testing experience occurs in the students’ classes.
To Meet with Success
- Students should attend school regularly.
- Students should come prepared to actively participate in their learning.
- Students should put their best efforts into their learning.
- Students should submit all assignments and projects on time.
- Students have support available to them outside of regular class time upon consultation with their teachers.
- Students should set and strive toward goals.