PHILOSOPHY OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment is the act of evaluating, appraising, and/or estimating the features, qualities, performances, and needs of individuals, programs, and institutions.
Educational assessment in the New Canaan Public Schools shall embrace the following principles and values:
Adopted by the Board of Education
New Canaan Performance Assessment Updated Definition
A performance assessment requires students to engage in a clearly stated, authentic activity that will demonstrate that they have learned specific skills and can apply them in a real world situation, to the extent possible. The task will elicit high order thinking skills and affords students the opportunity to self-reflect and self-assess. There is clear alignment between the learning objectives, the task, and the tool that is designed to evaluate student performance. Associated rubrics are aligned with unit enduring understandings, essential questions, and performance standards.
Created by Curriculum Leadership Council, PD Team