Assessment is a sensitive, caring process based on the assumption of achievement for all.
Regina Public Schools assesses for, as and of learning in a variety of ways and contexts.
Critical thinking is reflective reasoning about beliefs and actions. It is a way of deciding whether a claim is always true, sometimes true, partly true, or false.
Refer to the links below for more information.
Value Added Assessments (ORR, RAD, DNA, VAAW)
Ministry/Division Assessments (EYE, TTFM)
Assessment Blog (New Entries - The Untimate Purpose of Assessment, Ipad Ap for Running Records)
Using Gradebook in the Elementary Classroom
PowerSchool Gradebook is a web based gradebook. It is a great tool to record student progress and communicate with both students and parents. All schools have at least two PowerTeachers who received a full day training regarding GradeBook. They will provide training for staff in August and support teachers. Please click on the GradeBook link above to get access to training videos, screencasts, support documents etc for GradeBook.
Click here to watch a short introductory video on Gradebook.
AND here for a quick link to GradeBook QuickTips - screen casts for GradeBook
Check Out These Sites
This comprehensive reading site discusses and provides ideas for instruction and assessment of the five pillars of reading.
Phonemic Awareness - Means knowing that spoken words are made up of smaller parts called phonemes. Teaching phonemic awareness gives children a basic foundation that helps them learn to read and spell. Phonics teaches students about the relationship between phonemes and printed letters and explains how to use this knowledge to read and spell.
Alphabetic Principle - The alphabetic principle is composed of two parts:
- Alphabetic Understanding: Words are composed of letters that represent sounds.
- Phonological Recoding: Using systematic relationships between letters and phonemes (letter-sound correspondence) to retrieve the pronunciation of an unknown printed string or to spell words.
Fluency - Fluency means being able to read quickly, knowing what the words are and what they mean, and properly expressing certain words - putting the right feeling, emotion, or emphasis on the right word or phrase. s.
Vocabulary - Vocabulary instruction teaches students how to recognize words and understand them.
Comprehension - Comprehension instruction teaches specific plans or strategies students can use to help them understand what they are reading.
Wonderopolis is a website created by the National Center for Family Literacy. It can help parents and teachers draw elementary-age children into literacy strengthening conversations and activities too funn to resist. Daily the site posts kid-friendly content organized around that day's "wonder". It includes an intersting video clip, everal paragraphs of simple text that introduce content related to the question, learning activities, vocabulary featured in the text, links to content on other sites. There is a place after each wonder for kids to add their comments and respond to those of others.
This site uses video as a lesson tool for math. It is kids teaching kids as kids provide the video. This site began with a teacher who made a video to help his students. Students teach other students math. Check it out!
Supervisor of Assessment
Instruction and School Services
Regina Public Schools