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Assessment survey

We are proposing changes to the way teachers assess and report on the learning progress of students in Yukon schools. These changes to assessment are to align with Yukon’s revised school curriculum.

Our survey sought feedback on how Yukoners think schools should assess and report on learning, as well as how teachers should communicate with families about student progress.Image of cover page of the guidelines book We will use your feedback to create an interim assessment guide that will be used by teachers.

The survey closed on April 12, 2017.

If you have any questions about this survey, or the proposed updates, please contact the Learning Branch (Curriculum) unit with your questions at or 867-456-6787.

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What is the assessment guide?

The draft assessment guide outlines how to evaluate and report on student progress at school and how to communicate this progress to families.

Why is the way that teachers assess students changing?

The Yukon government recently announced that changes to Yukon’s curriculum will begin starting in September 2017.

As part of the coming changes, we are revising the way teachers assess students and report on learning progress. These changes align with the revised school curriculum. Students will receive more feedback and direction in the areas they need to improve, which will better help all students to succeed. 

Who prepared the draft assessment guide?

The Yukon Education Assessment Committee, made of more than 40 Yukon educators, and with representation from Yukon First Nations and School Councils, has researched and prepared the draft assessment guide for assessing and reporting on the learning progress of Yukon students.

When will the new assessment guide start being used?

The Government of Yukon is currently gathering feedback on the proposed changes to student assessment through the online survey.

We will review this feedback and create an interim assessment guide for schools in April, after the survey is complete. The interim assessment guide will be shared at the end of the school year in June 2017.

The guide will be used by teachers starting in September 2017 when the changes to the curriculum begin for Kindergarten to Grade 9. These changes will be phased in over the next two years.



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Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867-667-5609
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5609

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