2013 Summary Review
Formative vs Summative Assessments in Education
Assessing Student Learning with Portfolios at Rick Hansen Secondary
When teachers prepare a report card at the end of the year, they call it a summative assessment. When teachers ask their students informal ongoing questions to monitor if they understand the course material, they call it formative assessment.
Rick Hansen Secondary students blog about their weekly reflections in the Aviation Academy and their teachers call these portfolios a new assessment method. When the WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog, I guess I could have called it a year-end summative assessment, but maybe like the students, the Make Abbotsford Aware website is also my parenting portfolio?
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 990 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.
The Changing Definition of Parent
How To Amend A British Columbia Parent Advisory Council Constitution
The School Act changed on March 18, 2013 which is the day the Family Law Act came into force, trying to discourage high conflict divorces by removing incendiary words like custody and access from our vocabulary and encouraging reasonably co-operation. The new words are parenting time and parental responsibilities and we need to add these new concepts to every PAC Constitution in our province to comply with our amended School Act and for the sake of our children.
Teachers Infiltrate Parent Groups
Teachers On Parent Advisory Council Executives In Conflict of Interest
Teachers asking to be PAC Presidents and then voting to shut down the Parent Advisory Councils are a big problem in British Columbia. Teachers are so desperate to try to silence parents and control the discussion about education they will even obstruct the School Act to do so by discouraging parents from being involved in school planning.