Evaluations of Learning
The Thompson Educational Expectations include Evaluations of Learning. Evaluation of Learning is an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. The purpose of Evaluation of Learning is to plan out formal and informal methods to monitor and measure student learning, provide timely feedback, empower students, and use results to inform instruction. This resource supports educators in TSD (employee login required); it outlines evidence-based practices, expectations, and resources designed for evaluation in different learning environments. This file can serve as a resource to help answer these questions:
- Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?
- Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?
- Is there a gap between a student's current learning status and the desired goal?
- Are students on track to meet the success criteria or have they met the success criteria?
- What information is critical to empower students to take ownership of their learning?
- Where am I now with current understanding and skill?
- Where am I going? What are the learning expectations?
- What am I doing well? What do I need to still work on?
- How do I get there?
- Where to next?