“Professional Judgement” shall be defined as judgement that is informed by professional knowledge of curriculum expectations, context, evidence of learning, methods of instruction and assessment, and the criteria and standards that indicate success in student learning. In professional practice, judgement involves a purposeful and systematic thinking process that evolves in terms of accuracy and insight with ongoing refection and self-correction.
Key components of the PPM are:
- Teachers must use diagnostic assessment during the school year to inform their instruction;
- District School Boards will generate a list of approved diagnostic assessment tools;
Teachers will use their professional judgement to determine
- which diagnostic tool/s from the board’s pre-approved list they will use;
- which student/s they will use the tool with;
- how often they will use the diagnostic tool;
- and when they will use the diagnostic tool.