Child Abuse Essay

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ASSESSMENT Working Toward Common Vision, Values and Beliefs in Surrey Schools DISCUSSION PAPER 2008-2009 ASSESSMENT Working Towards Common Vision, Values and Beliefs in Surrey Schools TABLE OF CONTENTS PURPOSE .....................................................................................1 GENERAL STATEMENTS .......................................................2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES ......................................................3 – 9 Formative Assessment .................................................3 – 7 Summative Assessment .............................................7 – 11 Grading & Reporting ...............................................11 – 14 REFERENCES...................................................................15 – 16 i ASSESSMENT Working Towards Common Vision, Values and Beliefs in Surrey Schools ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The School District 36 (Surrey) position paper, ASSESSMENT Working Toward Common Vision, Values and Beliefs in Surrey Schools, reflects shared understandings of many classroom teachers, helping teachers, vice-principals, principals and other educators throughout the district. Teachers have embarked on conversations, inquiry into practice, reflection and ongoing professional learning to construct understanding of assessment, evaluation and grading. This paper is intended to foster the dialogue and collectively build deeper understandings. At the Curriculum Instructional Services Centre (CISC) we would like to thank all the educators who have contributed in a variety of ways to the development of the principles and ideas contained in this discussion paper. We acknowledge that this document is a “work in progress” in the building of the common vision, values and beliefs. We also recognize the need for ongoing dialogue and discussion amongst educators, students and parents as we move towards refining and shaping the

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