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The members of Ontario College of Teachers  have a knowledge of teaching practice. They assess and evaluate student learning, student approaches to learning and the achievement of curriculum expectations.
 
Teachers use variety of methods to assess and evaluate their students. Along with diagnostica and formative assessment, a culminating task helps the teachers to help improve student leanring. Teachers assessment practice should be based on provincial curriculum and expectations. The students should be allowed to demonstrate their learning using multiple ways and opportunities and students should be involved in self reflection and self assessment. The achievement charts developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education (Ontario Curriculum) identify four categories of knowledge and skills. As it is mentioned in the achievement chart document, the achievement chart is a standard province-wide guide to be used by teachers. It enables teachers to make judgements about student work that are based on clear performance standards and on a body of evidence collected over time. In one of the assignments completed during the course, I enlisted the types of activities that I would include to test the student under these 4 categories namely, Knowledge and Understanding; Thinking; Communication; Application.
 

Achievement Chart Activities

Achievement Chart Category

Types of Activities

Knowledge and Understanding

-true/false questions

-short answer type questions

-cloze paragraph

-oral class questioning to elicit understanding

-Matching questions with answers

-KWL charts

                    -group discussions in class

 

Thinking

-storyboard

-problem solving (processing skills)

-puzzles (analytical thinking)

-journal writing (creative thinking)

-writing an essay/paragraph on a given topic

-students pose questions on a topic in a group

-investigation

-completing a story as a group (weaving a story)

 

Communication

-organization of visuals on a poster

-presenting a skit

-presentations

-oral questions-answer sessions (peer to peer or teacher-student)

-group discussions

-extempore

-collage and poster making

-journal writing

 

Application

-writing a journal from the view of a history figure

-performing experiments

-Money problems

-collecting data and drawing graph

-writing reports on a field trip

Manoshi Chatterjee