Ministry Assessments & Supports

This collection contains supports for assessment from The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.  

The following supports/resources are available:

  • Provincial Writing Assessments
  • Provincial Math Assessments & Rubrics
  • Common Math Assessments
  • Other Ministry Documents
  • Data Submission Templates
  • SPDU Writing Rubrics & Exemplars
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1 Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Assessment Supports for ESSP Reading, Writing & Math
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This is the main site for supports for the provincial Reading, Writing & Math Assessments.

Here you will find a folder for each of the following: Reading, Writing, Math, Data Submission Templates & Sector Assessment Plan.

If you have problems accessing this site contact networkservices@gov.sk.ca or 1-866-933-8333.

Subject:
Band
English Language Arts
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
01/10/2020
Askî’s Pond: Grade 1 Help Me Talk About Math Game iPad
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CC BY-NC-ND
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Askî’s Pond is an iPad math game for Grade 1 students, featuring the characters from Askî’s world. The game reinforces Saskatchewan curriculum math outcomes and processes and is available in the iTunes app store (free of charge) for all school divisions and First Nations Education Organizations. Search for “Aski’s Pond” or “Aski.”
Askî’s Pond supports math improvement and connects directly to the reading, writing and math and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit engagement outcomes. The game integrates mathematics and First Nations and Métis content, supports math instruction in the classroom and, like Help Me Tell My Story, is a wonderful family engagement tool.
The game can be played in either English or French.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Math
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
05/11/2021
EAL Writing Rubrics and Student Exemplars: Grades 1-8
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CC BY-NC-SA
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INTRODUCTION Adoption of the Common Framework of Reference (CFR) as a language reference tool has facilitated ministry collaboration with school divisions on approaches that promote greater consistency with planning, instruction, and assessment of learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL) needs.
The CFR is an international, skill-based language framework that focuses on language use to perform meaningful tasks in authentic contexts. For school-aged children with EAL needs, an authentic context is the school and meaningful tasks are associated with learning outcomes. For children learning English, the CFR outlines success through a continuum of observable behaviours and descriptors of language progress that are applicable to the context of schooling.
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Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/29/2018
EAL Writing Rubrics and Student Exemplars: Grades 9-12
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CC BY-NC-SA
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Adoption of the Common Framework of Reference (CFR) as a language reference tool has facilitated ministry collaboration with school divisions on approaches that promote greater consistency with planning, instruction, and assessment of learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL) needs.
The CFR is an international, skill-based language framework that focuses on language use to perform meaningful tasks in authentic contexts. For school-aged children with EAL needs, an authentic context is the school and meaningful tasks are associated with learning outcomes. For children learning English, the CFR outlines success through a continuum of observable behaviours and descriptors of language progress that are applicable to the context of schooling.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/29/2018
Enhancing Young Children's Language and Literacy Development Video Series  from The Ministry of Education
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"Six videos have been created to highlight strategies that support language development for young children. The Enhancing Young Children’s Language and Literacy Development video series features interactions between Saskatchewan early childhood educators and children, and offers practical suggestions for implementing language and early literacy strategies.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes in length and includes information and examples for the continuum of early years development from 0-5 years of age. The videos will be useful for educators and staff who work with young children.

Video Titles include:

Getting in Tune with Children;
Incorporating Vocabulary into Routines;
Adjust the Way You Talk with Children;
Turn Taking with Children;
Sharing Books with Children; and,
Oral Storytelling with Children."

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
01/15/2020
Grade 3 Sample Math Assessments from the Ministry of Education
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Sample Math Outcome Questions: An Assessment Resource for Teachers.

The resource Sample Math Outcome Questions: An Assessment Resource for Teachers:

• provides possible questions, sample responses and rubrics for classroom instruction and assessment.
• is not mandatory.
• was created to support the teaching and learning of mathematics.
• can be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their students.
• can be used before, during and/or after classroom instruction as formative or summative assessment(s).
• is designed to elicit responses that inform teachers’ understanding of the skills and concepts that students need to know, understand and are able to do.

This resource primarily assesses students using written response. Indicators that include terms such as research or collect data (for example) are ideally assessed by means other than a written response. Subsequently, teachers must keep in mind that using this resource provides only one of many forms of evidence that teachers collect to report on student achievement of the outcome.

Each sample includes the outcome, indicators, sample assessment and answer key.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Grade 6 Sample Math Assessments from the Ministry of Education
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The resource Sample Math Outcome Questions: An Assessment Resource for Teachers:

• provides possible questions, sample responses and rubrics for classroom instruction and assessment.
• is not mandatory.
• was created to support the teaching and learning of mathematics.
• can be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their students.
• can be used before, during and/or after classroom instruction as formative or summative assessment(s).
• is designed to elicit responses that inform teachers’ understanding of the skills and concepts that students need to know, understand and are able to do.

This resource primarily assesses students using written response. Indicators that include terms such as research or collect data (for example) are ideally assessed by means other than a written response. Subsequently, teachers must keep in mind that using this resource provides only one of many forms of evidence that teachers collect to report on student achievement of the outcome. 

Each resource includes the outcome, indicator, sample assessment and answer key.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Grade 8 Sample Math Assessments from the Ministry of Education
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The resource Sample Math Outcome Questions: An Assessment Resource for Teachers:

• provides possible questions, sample responses and rubrics for classroom instruction and assessment.
• is not mandatory.
• was created to support the teaching and learning of mathematics.
• can be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their students.
• can be used before, during and/or after classroom instruction as formative or summative assessment(s).
• is designed to elicit responses that inform teachers’ understanding of the skills and concepts that students need to know, understand and are able to do.

This resource primarily assesses students using written response. Indicators that include terms such as research or collect data (for example) are ideally assessed by means other than a written response. Subsequently, teachers must keep in mind that using this resource provides only one of many forms of evidence that teachers collect to report on student achievement of the outcome.

Each sample includes the outcome, indicators, sample assessment and answer key.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Grades 4, 7, and 9 English Writing Exemplars
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CC BY-NC-ND
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The following resource from The SK Ministry of Education provides samples of grades 4, 7, and 9 student writing are now available. Sample student writing as well as other materials related to the ESSP outcome that “by June 30, 2020, 80 per cent of student will be at or above grade level in writing” can be found here: Grades 4, 7, and 9 Student Writing Samples.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Shari Martin
Date Added:
05/16/2019
Help Me Tell My Story & Talk About Math Training & Professional Learning
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CC BY-NC
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This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Date Added:
12/15/2020
Renewed Curricula - Understanding Outcomes
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This document contains the following:

Curriculum Renewal
Using this Curriculum Support Document
Broad Areas of Learning
Cross-curricular Competencies
Aims
Goals
Understanding the Conceptual Foundations
Identifying the Big Ideas
Outcomes
Assessment and Evaluation
Planning with a Focus on the Outcomes
Reflecting on the Conceptual Foundations
Next Steps
Appendix A: Broad Areas of Learning
Appendix B: Cross-curricular Competencies
Appendix C: Aims for Areas of Study
Appendix D: Goals for Areas of Study
Appendix E: Questions and Responses
Bibliography

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
11/27/2019
Sample Math Outcome Questions: An Assessment Resource for Teachers
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The resource Sample Math Outcome Questions: An Assessment Resource for Teachers:

GRADES 1 to 9 NOW AVAILABLE.

*provides possible questions, sample responses and rubrics for classroom instruction and assessment is not mandatory.
*was created to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. It can be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their students.
*can be used before, during and/or after classroom instruction as formative or summative assessment(s).
*is designed to elicit responses that inform teachers’ understanding of the skills and concepts that students need to know, understand and are able to do.

This resource primarily assesses students using written response. Indicators that include terms such as research or collect data (for example) are ideally assessed by means other than a written response. Subsequently, teachers must keep in mind that using this resource provides only one of many forms of evidence that teachers collect to report on student achievement of the outcome.

Each resource includes the outcome, indicators, sample assessment and answer key.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
09/04/2019
SaskMATH – SASKATCHEWAN MATH
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A Provincial Resource for Teachers and Leaders of Mathematics in Saskatchewan.

CONTENTS

Establishing a Mathematically Rich and Safe Environment
This section contains the following subsections:
Learning and Classroom Environment
Nurturing Positive Relationships
Physical Environment
Fostering a Mathematically Rich Classroom
Math Tools and Resources
Math Manipulatives
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Connection to Establishing a Rich and Safe Environment
Supporting Families; and
Supporting Indigenous Families
Honouring Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Cultural Affirmation and School Climate
Shared Decision-Making
Curriculum Actualization
Lifelong Learning
Elder Protocol
Tobacco Offering
Theresa’s Story: Benefits of Interacting with Elders and Knowledge Keepers

Practising Holistic Assessment
This section contains the following subsections:
Assessment OF, AS, and FOR Learning
Using the Triangulation of Data
Spaced Practice
Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) Math Data Collection
Math Screeners
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Connection to Practising Holistic Assessment
Culturally Valid Assessment

Responding with Effective Instructional Practices
This section contains the following subsections:
Curriculum Connections
Learning Stages and Scope Sequence
Instructional Approaches
Pedagogical Models in a Mathematics Context
Mathematicians Workshop
Vocabulary and the Language of Math
Differentiation and Responsive Pedagogy;
Intervention
Tiered Intervention in Math
The Role of Technology; and
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Connection to Responding with Effective Instructional Practices

Developing Number Sense
Instructional Approaches in Number Sense, (along with resources and support for elementary, middle and high school mathematics); including
Comparing
Composing and Decomposing
Estimating
Visualizing
Representing
Other Instructional Approaches
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Connection to Developing Number Sense.

Integrating Relevant Research
This section contains the following subsections:
Works Cited
Bibliography
Additional research for your consideration

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
SaskMath
Date Added:
10/30/2020
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Provincial Math Assessment Supports
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The materials on this site will support the provincial math assessment. The Grade level documents and the math rubrics are available on this site.

Attached files include:
*Eligible Students for Math Outcome
*Grade 2 Math Exemplar
*FAQs for the Math Outcome
*Grade 8 Math Exemplar
*Prompts by grade level
*Terminology
*Grade 5 Math Exemplar
*Guiding Questions

ESSP Provincial Math Rubrics are also available here.

If you have problems accessing this site contact networkservices@gov.sk.ca or 1-866-933-8333.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
01/10/2020
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Provincial Math Rubrics
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This site contains the final revised Math Rubrics with foundations and contexts for Grades 1 to 9.

If you have problems accessing this site contact networkservices@gov.sk.ca or 1-866-933-8333.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
01/10/2020