According to the Policy on the Evaluation of Learning, (MEQ, 2003), “Evaluation is the process whereby a judgment is made on a student’s learning on the basis of information gathered, analyzed and interpreted, for the purpose of making pedagogical and administrative decisions.” When used as a learning tool, evaluation allows teachers to adjust their pedagogical actions based on the progress made by students.
To help teachers interpret their observations and support the decisions they make, the Ministère provides teachers with scales of competency levels linked to the evaluation criteria for the competencies of the Education Program for Students With a Profound Intellectual Impairment. These scales provide a common point of reference for all the teachers involved.
When used to recognize competencies, the judgments made by teachers must report the level of development attained for all of a student's competencies. To prepare a record of learning, the teacher must consider all the observations gathered in a number of different learning and evaluation situations before making a judgment.
Students enrolled in this education program are exempt from the provisions of sections 30.1, 30.2 and 30.3 of the Basic school regulation for preschool, elementary and secondary education pertaining to results. The results recorded in section 2 of the report card must be expressed as a letter grade using the following rating scale:
The student meets the requirements set for him/her very well.
The student meets the requirements set for him/her.
The student partially meets the requirements set for him/her.
The student does not meet the requirements set for him/her.
The results to be communicated each term are determined in the standards and procedures established by the school.
Record of learning
With regard to the record of learning, the results relating to the levels of competency development, as recorded in section 2 of the record card prescribed by the Basic school regulation must be expressed using the following rating scale:
The student demonstrates thorough competency development.
The student demonstrates intermediate competency development.
The student demonstrates moderate competency development.
The student demonstrates emergent competency development.
The record of learning is established at the times set out in the document Scales of Competency Levels – Education Program for Students With a Profound Intellectual Impairment.