Reimagining assessment and evaluation in Ontario’s K-12 schools
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This study explores the provincial document of Growing Success (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2010) for Ontario’s K-12 schools, interrogates recent literature since 2010, and examines the current themes that emerged surrounding assessment and evaluation, in order to suggest possible directions for a potential new framework that is research-based and founded in the literature. An initial framework is proposed by the researcher that shapes the keyword searches of the data collection. Using template analysis, a form of metasynthesis analysis, the researcher uses nVivo to identify and code major themes in a body of literature since the implementation of Growing Success (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2010). Resulting from this template analysis, iterations are made to the initial framework as a suggested new framework for assessment and evaluation. The findings of this study consider curriculum design, the role of educators, learning environments, narrative documentation, and social justice & equity as central themes for this framework.