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Sir John A. Macdonald

Curriculum Focus

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We offer a regular instructional program mandated by The Ontario Curriculum with applied, academic and locally developed courses at the junior level, as well as college, university and workplace courses for the senior levels.

Special Education Program:

A variety of special education programs and services are offered to meet the needs of all students, including students with exceptionalities, such as behavioral, communication intellectual, physical and multiple learning disabilities. Students’ exceptionalities are identified through a formal review process undertaken by an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC).

Literacy and numeracy skills are encouraged and promoted across the curriculum in all subject departments.

Assessment and Evaluation:

The primary purpose of student assessment is to improve learning. Assessment has the greatest potential to improve learning when it is an integral part of classroom activities. Teachers assess student progress towards achieving the expectations on an ongoing basis by using strategies such as projects, class presentations, homework assignments, classroom observations, portfolios of student work and tests.

We use assessment information and information from other sources to make informed decisions for our school improvement plan and for various types of programming. We are able to identify areas of strength as well as areas that need improvement and put action plans in place to address those needs. Input is obtained from a variety of sources such as student assessments, teacher feedback, and parent feedback and community surveys. In this way, we are able to monitor, alter and improve the student’s efforts in providing a supportive and challenging learning environment for all our students.

Updated on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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