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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Glossary : Assessment | Evaluation | Measurement
Assessment is the process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs.
Assessment refers to the collection of information that reflects the development of students’ learning. In may involve measurement, but assessment will include other activities as well. (i.e. a collection of information about a student’s spelling patterns through test scores, a comparison of informal and formal writing assignments, and observations of group spelling tasks).
Types of Assessment
- Summative Assessment
- Formative Assessment
- Process Assessment
- Standardized Assessment
- Alternative Assessment
- Self Assessment
- Peer Assessment
References "Assessment and Evaluation" MIT <http://web.mit.edu/tll/assessment-evaluation/types.html>.
TEACHING MODULE. edutopia.org <http://www.edutopia.org/teaching-module-assessment-what>.
"Assessment." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 10 Sep 2009, 17:36 UTC. 12 Dec 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Assessment&oldid=313036309>.
Media Awareness Network <http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/teaching_backgrounders/media_literacy/types_of_assessment.cfm>
- Taking Your Place in the Professional Community - A Handbook for Beginning Teachers by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation <http://www.stf.sk.ca/the_profession/pdf/taking_your_place_in_professional_community.pdf>.
- EduGAINS is an Ontario Ministry of Education web resource that contains an Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting (AER) section.
- Connect 2 Assess is a resource for Ontario's secondary teachers in the publicly funded school boards to share and learn together about assessment, evaluation and grading.
Find more terms and definitions in David Spencer's Education Paragon Glossary.