École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Assessment and Reporting
For further information, please see the K-12 Student Reporting Policy - Province of British Columbia

Assessment is the systematic gathering of evidence of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge. Assessment should be formative, continuous, collaborative, and based on an agreed set of criteria in relation to the learning standards. Teacher assessment can help students redirect their efforts, improve proficiency, and establish learning goals.

Evaluation in the Classroom:
From information collected through assessment activities, teachers evaluate student learning. Teachers use their professional expertise, knowledge about learning, and experience with students, along with specific criteria, to make informed decisions about student proficiency in relation to the learning standards.

The Provincial Proficiency Scale:
The four-point Provincial Proficiency Scale is used to communicate student learning in all areas of learning. It is a requirement for student reporting in Grades K-9. The four points on the scale are Emerging, Developing, Proficient, and Extending.

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Letter Grades and Percentages:
Letter grades and percentages are used in Grades 10-12 to indicate a student’s learning in relation to the learning standards. The process for letter grade symbols and corresponding percentages and definitions are set out in the Provincial Letter Grades Order.

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