Members of the Committee on Assessment Reporting and Evaluation (CARE) Come together a number of times over the year to further their knowledge and skills in order to support schools to improve outcomes through the use of data. The group also develop objectives and plan and implement specific strategic actions arising from the current priorities in education.
The Ministère de l’Education, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR) recognises that it may be necessary to adapt certain evaluation conditions in order to allow students with special needs to demonstrate their learning. Adaptations are the changes in general and special education that are needed for the student to meet his/her goals and objectives. This includes accommodations or modifications to the general and special education programs, supplemental aids (including assistive technology) and/or supports from school personnel to meet the needs of the student. Adaptations do not change the rigor or expectations to the curriculum at the student’s grade. Modifications on the other hand, do change the rigor or expectations and should be made when the expectations are beyond the student’s level of ability. Modifications may be minimal or very complex.
CARE members work together to develop a workshop in collaboration with the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) project to support consultants and teachers’ understanding of the adaptation and modification process for uniform exams. A workshop on adaptations is delivered to educators annually. The day involves a mixture of presentations, activities and case studies.