As a school we have modified our practice by putting in place those strategies that help students improve the quality of their work and take greater ownership in what they produce (thereby improving student learning).

When assessing for learning we want to go beyond testing (and simply determining a grade).  At RMS (and all Rocky View schools), assessment is also used as a process to help students understand criteria and receive feedback that allows them to improve the quality and depth of their learning.

Sometimes learning can be better assessed in ways other than memorization and formal pencil/paper tests.  Performance tasks include such things as demonstrations, videos, verbal explanations, podcasts powers, drama or even song creation.  Performance tasks seek to create authentic differentiated learning activities where students are able to demonstrate what they know and can do.

Because assessment for learning is a process that seeks to create depth of understanding this means parents will not see their son/daughter working through as many “traditional” graded assignments.


Public Portal

As Rocky View Schools is moving towards an ongoing model of communciating progress and achievement, please ensure you log-in to the Parent Portal on a regular basis.  While there will still be 3 report cards issued in 2018-19, teachers are working hard to record information in the portal, with an eye towards only needing one hard copy of report cards in the future.

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