Assessment Categories

Application:
  • Application of knowledge and skills (e.g., terminology, concepts, and theories) familiar contexts
  • Transfer of knowledge and skills (e.g., terminology, concepts, and theories) to new contexts
  • Making connections within and between various contexts (e.g., between the text and personal knowledge and experience, and the world outside school)
Communication: 
  • Expression and organization of ideas and information (e.g., clear expression, logical organization) in oral, graphic, and written forms, including media forms
  • Communication for different audiences and purposes (e.g., use of appropriate style, voice, point of view) in oral, graphic, and written forms, including media forms
  • Use of conventions (e.g., grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage), vocabulary, and terminology of the discipline in oral, graphic, and written forms, including media forms
Knowledge and Understanding: 
  • Subject-specific content acquired in each grade/course (knowledge), and the comprehension of its meaning and significance (understanding)
  • Knowledge of concepts, skills and content (e.g., terminology, political theorists, ideologies, case studies)
Thinking: 
  • Use of planning skills (e.g., generating ideas, gathering information, focussing research, organizing information)
  • Use of processing skills (e.g., drawing inferences, interpreting, analysing, synthesizing, evaluating)
  • Use of critical/creative thinking skills and / or processes (e.g., oral discourse, research, critical analysis, critical literacy, metacognition)