Over the last 20 years, achievement in two main areas — literacy and numeracy — has become the shorthand for measuring the success of our education system. “Evidence-based decision-making” has been a mantra for policymakers, politicians and influential media. There is too much emphasis on narrow goals. Shorthand has its limitations. People for Education embarked
The Indigenous Education Coalition (IEC) was contracted to research and develop a report on the ‘Promising Practices in First Nations Culturally-Appropriate Assessment’. This report is intended to highlight some of the more innovative assessment projects that the IEC has come across in their work in First Nations educational research.
The purpose of this paper is to identify how a holistic approach to assessment ensures true personalized learning to be realized for teachers, students and parents.