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Term: Grade 8 Assessment in Reading and Writing

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-10-16


An evaluation of reading comprehension and writing of informal texts for students in Grade 8 of publicly funded schools. This assessment is performed by the teacher and students during the first term of the school year in order to review the students' reading and writing skills and to develop the best learning process to reach their competency goals.

Please see the Grade Level Assessment concept for more detailed information.

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