Assessment and Reporting
The primary purpose of assessment is to improve student learning. Information collected through assessment helps teachers to determine students’ strengths and weaknesses in their achievement of the expectations in all areas of the curriculum. This information also serves to guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students’ needs and in assessing the overall effectiveness of programmes and classroom practices.
Assessment is an integral to all teaching and learning. It is central to the IBPYP goal of thoughtfully and effectively guiding children through the five essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastering of skills, the development of attitudes, the decision to take responsible action and demonstration of the Learner Profile.
Assessment is used to gather information about individual pupils and cohorts, to inform teachers and to inform administration when developing a strategic plan for long term school development.
By providing students with authentic assessments and timely, positive and meaningful feedback, they have the greatest opportunity to develop into responsible global citizens with the “knowledge, skills and confidence they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society.”
 The Ontario Curriculum, 2000
 IB Assessment Handbook