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Assessment opportunities

Inquiry involves competencies such as learning to learn, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity, innovation and global citizenship.

We asked our educators, “How can we assess these competencies?”

Their answer: talk to students, observe and listen.

Venn diagram with student learning at the centre

Triangulating assessment

When assessing inquiry based learning, triangulating assessment is crucial. The concrete tasks, reflections and assignments in Ocean School, including a summative Take Action, are all formal assessment opportunities. From our pilot educators, we’ve learned that Ocean School also offers many valuable opportunities to assess learners’ progress during the inquiry process as well.

In this guide, we describe four Ocean School assessment opportunities.