Every Student


Definition Sources of Evidence Recording Tools


Observing a student’s behaviour or response in order to make professional judgments about their knowledge, understanding and/or skills. Teacher observation should occur as a natural part of the teaching and learning cycle on a continual basis. Observation can also be structured to gather specific assessment information. 

  • Student participation
  • Student responses
  • Student demonstration of knowledge, understanding and/or skills


  • Anecdotal records
  • Observation grids
  • Checklists
  • Tasks analysis
  • Progress charts
  • Data sheets
  • Tally sheets
  • Video, audio and/or photographs
  • Rubrics
  • Data sheets