A. Performance Assessment – 40 % The evaluation of students in mathematics should include a variety of sources, and must include evaluation in 4 of the following categories. 1. Projects/ Presentations. 2. Assignments. These should take the form of take home, in class, or post test assignments; and they must be more than a drill and practice nature. The recommended number of assignments is one per unit. 3. Journals.Writing as part of communicating in mathematics should be integrated throughout the mathematics program. 4. Portfolio. This can be used to evaluate the student’s performance over time, and should be inclusive of a variety of assessment strategies.

B. Tests and Quizzes – 40% All tests are based on the learning outcomes of the course and utilize a variety of testing formats such as multiple choice and completion questions. Tests must also include long answer questions to evaluate the mathematical processes. Expression of written explanations of mathematical understanding is very important.

C. Provincial Assessment (CRT) – 20% The provincially prescribed Criterion Reference Test (CRT) written at the end of the year is also used as the final exam for the Grade 9 Mathematics Program. The assessment is a cumulative assessment based on the specific outcomes of the entire course and is designed to be completed in 2 houRS. regulations regarding the writing of the CRT can be found at the government website.