Assessment Philosophy


The BC Ministry of Education organizes courses around common learning outcomes. At STMC, our curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting of student learning are all referenced against these outcomes. The outcomes make it clear what every student is expected to know, understand, and be able to do. When outcomes are reported on individually, they highlight a student’s strengths and areas for growth within a course.

  1. Assessment serves many purposes beyond generating a final grade. Some assignments may not be graded, but these exercises have great value in helping students and teachers guide further learning. Feedback for students around how they are meeting the learning outcomes is ongoing and
  2. Both students and teachers strive for improved performance over time. Grades therefore reflect the most recent performance in the learning