This is the first time since 2014 that we are completing Progress Reports without sanctions. It is also the first time we have Professional Judgement as part of our Collective Agreement. Your school steward has participated in an intensive workshop on Professional Judgement last Monday in an effort to help support teachers as they make decisions around assessment, reporting & practice. Documents to assist you are linked below. These materials will also be posted on the website.
We have had several calls about Diagnostic Assessment. If you are one of those schools, we are waiting for clarification from ETFO and will advise you when we have the answers you require. The ETFO Advice to Members regarding Diagnostic Assessment is linked here as well for reference.
A reminder, the October 28 P.A. Day is for 75 minutes of Student Safety training in the morning, with the afternoon available to all members for Assessment & Evaluation or completion of the Progress Reports. Please let your administrator know if you intend to work away from school in the afternoon.
Please do not hesitate to call your Orchard Park team with any questions.
Thank you for all your hard work during this busy, stressful month!