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Secondary Evaluation and Reporting Procedures
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Proactive measures are the most successful way to ensure the submission of assignments on their due
date
. Adoption of any of the following strategies can reduce the occurrence of late or missing evidence:
Clear communication of the success criteria on summative assessment tasks leads to increased
student learning and achievement. Exemplars provide students with a concrete sample of the
learning goal, and can provide a sense of the scope and scale of a summative assessment task.
Anchors provide students with examples of work that is approaching the provincial standard, and can
provide students with a sense of next steps for their learning.

Chunking large summative assessment tasks into smaller, more manageable parts with staggered due
dates makes task completion more manageable for students.

The negotiation of due dates through the use of a completion contract demonstrates flexibility on
the part of the teacher, and encourages accountability and agency on the part of the student.

Where, based on formative assessment data, it appears that a significant portion of the class is not
ready for the summative assessment task, rescheduling the date of implementation of the
summative assessment task allows for the teacher to provide more consolidation.

An emphasis on the explicit instruction and assessment of relevant learning skills and work habits
provides students with the understanding of the importance of the appropriate and timely
submission of assignments.

Ongoing communication and conferences with students and their parents/guardians about due dates
and assignment submission makes them partners in learning.

Additional assistance, counselling or peer tutoring are productive methods of dealing positively with
students who are having difficulty meeting due dates.
Due dates are meant to help ensure that students are successful and that they complete all course
requirements. Student achievement in this area will be reflected in the learning skills and work habits
section of the report card. In cases of illness, religious holiday, or other extenuating circumstances, due
dates will be adjusted to meet student needs. By selecting from the proactive strategies above, teachers
support student learning around this important work habit. Teachers may also refer to the Secondary
Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Support Documents for Teachers,
for more resources that
encourage the timely submission of assessment tasks.