Definitions of the Evaluation Domain (Common Core Basic Education)
Mandate given by the Planning and Coordinating Committee, BIM-FGA
As part of the MELS's plan of action for implementing "Common Core Basic Education" (CCBE), evaluation situations in support of learning and for certification purposes were developed and field-tested for fourteen courses. To develop the evaluation situations, MELS-DEAAC was obliged to produce the Definitions of the Evaluation Domain for these fourteen courses.
In May 2007, during the meeting of the Planning and Coordinating Committee, BIM was asked to produce, in collaboration with teachers, the evaluation situations for certification purposes for the remaining 69 courses of the CCBE. A development process was proposed to this effect.
However, in order to develop these evaluation situations, the BIM evaluation consultants and teachers require corresponding Definitions of the Evaluation Domain. DEAAC confirmed that they will not produce the remaining 69 Definitions of the Evaluation Domain and that the school boards are responsible for producing these documents. Therefore, the Planning and Coordinating Committee recommended that the BIM team be given this mandate and provide support to the school boards.
Ratified Procedure for Developing Definitions of the Evaluation Domain
- The BIM consultants develop a Definition of the Evaluation Domain for each course.
- Each Definition of the Evaluation Domain is sent to the DEAAC team for review and comment.
- If needed, appropriate modifications are made and the Definition of the Evaluation Domain is published on the Bimonline website where teachers, consultants and centre administrators will be able to access them.
According to the development process accepted by the committee, the BIM team will provide training on key components of the CCBE and evaluation situation design as well as guide the teachers throughout the process.