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Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

The school follows Ministry of Education as well as OCDSB Policies and Procedures for student assessment and evaluation. Student Achievement is assessed and evaluated according to the expectations stated in the Provincial Curriculum documents for each subject area and grade and using the OCDSB Educator’s Resource Guide.

Assessment for Learning

This refers to the ongoing feedback teachers give to students throughout the term. Through descriptive feedback on learning tasks, students receive guidance on how to improve their achievement. Through the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of individual students, teachers are better able to prepare and develop programs that meet the learning needs of the students. his refers to the ongoing feedback teachers give to students throughout the term. Through descriptive feedback on learning tasks, students receive guidance on how to improve their achievement. Through the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of individual students, teachers are better able to prepare and develop programs that meet the learning needs of the students. Near the beginning of Term 1 teachers use a variety of assessments to help them get to know their students’ learning styles, interests, strengths and weaknesses. This information informs teachers’ teaching with a view to increasing student learning.

The results of the Junior EQAO provincial assessment (administered to students in grade 6) conducted in May of each year are reviewed each fall to provide additional information on our students’ achievement of the provincial expectations in Language (Reading and Writing) and in Mathematics. We also examine report card data and the results of the student them them from me survey. The results of ongoing assessment are used by staff in order to plan instruction to improve learning for our students.

Assessment of Learning

Another term for “summative assessments” or “evaluation”. A progress report is sent home in November and report cards are sent home with students in February and in June of each year. Parents are encouraged to review their student’s progress report and report card results and to support their child as they set goals for the coming term. For students experiencing difficulties, additional assessment is provided as needed through our Special Education staff and the OCDSB Special Education Services Department (for example: psychological, speech and language, and social work assessments).

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

We at J.H. Putman are committed to excellence in teaching and learning in a safe and caring environment for all our students and staff. Professional development that results in improved instruction for students is a priority at J. H. Putman. Teachers are encouraged to model life-long learning, to avail themselves of professional development opportunities and to translate their learning into enhanced opportunities for their students to learn. The School Improvement Plan helps focus our plans for the improvement of student learning and achievement.

The goal of the 2017-2018 school improvement plan in support of the OCDSB goals is:

Annual Outcomes:

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to use descriptive feedback to create and apply next steps to unfamiliar tasks that build upon prior knowledge.

2. Students will be able to reflect on their feelings and identify the source. This will help to develop social awareness, self regulation, healthy relationships and responsible decision making.

Overall expectations:

• All grades focusing on knowing their strengths, challenges, and next steps.

• Staff at Putman have been focusing on math talks for numeracy, and descriptive feedback that is based on co-created success criteria. 


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