In keeping with The Ministry of Education, we need to have a method to track progress and learning. The style of assessment that we have chosen is self-evaluation, portfolios, and 360 degree feedback (also referred to as portfolio review meetings) for children over the age of 6 and observational reports from facilitators under the age of 6.
We believe that learners themselves are the best judges of how well they have learned and what they need to do next to get their desired result. The nice part about this style of assessment is that there is no shame associated with failure. Students are internally motivated to learn and explore based on their curiosity and goals. They may ask for someone to give them feedback or they may ask to have an outside evaluator assess and compare their work. These external evaluations are requested by the learner though as they are the best decision makers when it comes to their learning.