Student Assessment Survey
How do I participate?
Parents at select schools can fill out the online survey between February 4 and March 4, 2019.
If you wish to fill out a hard copy survey instead, check with your school. We are surveying schools that started following the new assessment and reporting requirements during the 2017-18 school year. These schools are:
Parents should check in with their school to see when it started to follow the new assessment and reporting requirements.
What is this engagement about?
We’re checking in with parents at schools who have used the new student assessment and reporting requirements for one full school year. We want to see how the reporting is going so far.
Changes to the way schools are required to assess and report to parents on student learning were introduced June 2017 and are part of the changes to Yukon’s school curriculum. Changes included how report cards look and how schools informally update parents through ways such as phone calls, e-mails and in-person meetings. In March-April 2017, we surveyed parents and asked what they thought about the changes.
Schools were given the option to implement the changes over the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. Some schools started in 2017-18 and some started in 2018-19. By the 2019-20 school year, all schools will be following the new requirements.
The Government of Yukon committed to checking in before the new assessment and reporting requirements are finalized for the 2019-20 school year, to ensure we can continue to improve reporting on student learning as we implement this process at all schools.
Schools who started to follow the new requirements in 2017-18 are being surveyed. After the new requirements are finalized for the 2019-20 school year, we will continue to survey parents at schools that started in 2018-19 and 2019-20 to ensure we capture feedback from all parents. We want to ensure parents have experienced the change for a full school year before being surveyed.
How will my input make a difference?
Your feedback will be provided to the school so they can adjust and improve their effort to assess and report in this new way. The Department of Education will also bring the feedback to its Assessment Committee meetings in March-April 2019 to identify how we can continue to provide support to schools and teachers as we finalize these changes for the 2019-20 school year.
While changes will continue at all of our schools, we want to make sure that these new ways of reporting to parents include timely and valuable feedback about their child’s learning. While these new requirements are being finalized for the 2019-20 school year, feedback from parents will help the schools adjust their efforts to report in this new way as we move forward.
Where can I find related information?
Talk to your school about how they are assessing and reporting to you on your child’s learning.
You can also read more about these changes and the changes to the school curriculum by visiting the following links:
Where can I find results?
The results for this survey will be provided back to your school in late March/early April. They will also be available at this site.