The final course grade is reflective of the student’s achievement of the course expectations. The instructor considers all evidence by way of observations, conversations, and student products (assignments, projects, tests).
In e2 and e3 courses, seventy per cent of the grade will be based on evaluation conducted throughout the course in the following four of categories:
– Knowledge & Understanding – subject-specific content and comprehension of its meaning
– Thinking – the use of critical thinking and inquiry, research, problem-solving skills
– Communication – the conveying of meaning through various forms
– Application – the use of knowledge and skills to make connections within various contexts
Thirty per cent of the grade will be based on a final evaluation administered at or towards the end of the course. This evaluation will be based on evidence from one or a combination of the following: an examination, a presentation or performance, an essay, and/or another method of evaluation suitable to the course content. The final evaluation allows the student an opportunity to demonstrate comprehensive achievement of the overall expectations for the course.
The most important goal of assessment is for each student to have a clear understanding of their strengths, their challenges, and how to manage these challenges. It is essential that students know themselves well and are comfortable with themselves when they graduate and move onto their postsecondary pursuit.