Levels, or degrees, of achievement of the curriculum expectations are presented in achievement charts in each of the curriculum policy documents. The charts are organized into four broad categories of knowledge and skills: knowledge/understanding; thinking/inquiry; communication; and application/making connections. The names of the categories may vary slightly to reflect the differences in the specific nature of each subject. The charts contain descriptions of each level of achievement in each category; these are broad in scope and general in nature, but they provide a framework for all assessment and evaluation practices. They enable teachers to make consistent judgments about the quality of students’ work and to give clear and specific information about their achievement to their parents.
The achievement levels are associated with percentage grades and are defined as follows: