Assessment policy

VIS defines assessment as a feedback process that serves to modify instruction and promote self-adjustment by the learner. More specifically, it is all the materials and procedures used to: collect evidence of learning, evaluate evidence of learning, feedback to the learner, record evidence of learning, and report learning to various stakeholders.

 Traditionally the focus was assessment of learning, but today the focus is assessment as learning. Students should learn as much from the assessment experience as they do from other classroom engagements.  Assessment is not an evaluation of “right and wrong” answers to close ended questions. Assessment is an opportunity to connect one’s progress with specific achievement criteria that demonstrate, to the student and other stakeholders, where one stands in relation to those criteria.

Read VIS Assessment Policy 2015