This policy reflects the consensus of all those concerned with the evaluation of learning. It is the result of a number of consultations with the Ministère's partners. It first explains the need to update the 1981 policy, the objectives pursued and the scope of application. It then establishes a common vision of the evaluation of learning for general education in the youth sector, general education in the adult sector and vocational training. This vision is reflected by the values and orientations set out in this policy as well as by the purposes and process of evaluation. Lastly, the specific characteristics of evaluation in each sector are described so that the needs of the students and partners may be taken into consideration.