Assessment & Evaluation

Limestone Learning Foundation

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. Information gathered through assessment and evaluation also serves to guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students’ needs.

Assessment: Assessment allows teachers to give feedback by describing a student’s strengths and next steps so that they know how to improve their work. 

Evaluation: Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of your learning skills and work habits or academic achievement of the overall expectations of the course, and assigning a mark or grade to reflect that quality.

Reporting: Reporting is the communication to students, parents and guardians of a student’s most consistent level of achievement across the overall expectations, and of the six learning skills and work habits. The grade presented will indicate the most consistent level of achievement at the time of the report. Teachers will evaluate student work in relation to the provincial standard (Level 3). Academic achievement is reported in the form of a numerical grade while the learning skills and work habits are reported as a letter grade: E (excellent), G (good), S (satisfactory), or N (needs improvement). Reporting happens at least twice per semester.  Mid-term and final reporting are done on the provincial report card, which is kept in each student’s Ontario Student Record (OSR).

The Limestone District School Board has developed a secondary Parent & Guardians' Guide to Assessment and Evaluation to answer common questions, and provide some starting points for conversations that you might have with your children, their teachers and school administrators. The Board has also made available the Secondary Evaluation and Reporting Procedures and Support Document used by secondary teachers.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.