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Classroom Expectations· Demonstrate maturity in daily interactions with teachers, peers and guests to our Classroom and School · Be punctual and attend class regularly · Demonstrate respect and safe practice for the technical equipment, resources and school property · Complete all assignments, test, quizzes and projects by the assigned date · Be prepared for class at all times (pens, binder, textbook etc)
Student Assessment and Evaluation: This course will involve multiple modes of instruction and assessment. To ensure every student has the opportunity to learn and attain the above outcomes, students will be provided with various learning and assessment alternatives throughout the semester. Some examples of class work that will be used for assessment includes: unit tests, projects, reading reflections, Quizzes, Cultural Labs, and teacher observations
Formative Assessment is to show growth over time, determine student needs, plan next step in instruction, and provide students with descriptive feedback.
Summative Assessment is to determine the extent to which learning has occurred in students.
Evaluation: Evaluation involves teachers and others in analysing and reflecting upon information gathered in a variety of ways about student learning. This process requires:
· developing clear criteria and guidelines for assigning marks or grades to student work · synthesizing information for a variety of sources · weighing and balancing all information available · using a high level of professional judgement in making decisions based on the information available · Many times, students can show mastery of subject material in a variety of ways. I will do my level best to provide each student with opportunities and assessments that suit their strengths.
Guiding Principles of Fair Assessment: The fundamental assessment principles endorsed by the Department of Education and Culture are as follows:
· Assessment methods should be appropriate for and compatible with the purpose and context of the assessment. · Students should be provided with sufficient opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours being assessed. · Procedures for judging or scoring student performance should be appropriate for the assessment method used and be consistently applied and monitored. · Procedures for summarizing and interpreting assessment results should yield accurate and informative representations of a student’s performance in relation to the curriculum outcomes for the reporting period. · Assessment reports should be clear, accurate and of practical value to the audience for whom they are intended. · Assessment practices should be such that the best interests of the student are paramount · Assessment should inform teaching and promote learning. · Assessment is an integral and ongoing part of the assessment process and clearly related to the learning outcomes. · Assessment must be fair and equitable for all students and involve multiple sources of information.
I will communicate with parents throughout their child’s learning process and parents have a variety of ways for which to reach out. The methods of communication include, but are not limited to, the following: Phone Calls, PowerSchool, Email, Parent teacher and curriculum event and Report cards More specifically, I can be reached at Jonathan Cumminger Duncan MacMillan High School (902) 885-2999 ext.1228 firstname.lastname@example.org I can be reached during school hours until 4pm. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I can be reached by email after school hours.
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