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Course Code: ENG4U
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
Prerequisite: ENG4U: Grade 11 English, University Preparation
ENG4U Course Outline
The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: English
Assessment & Evaluation Components
The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources (including student/teacher conferences, discussions, assignments, demonstrations, projects, performances and tests) that accurately reflect student learning.
Three types of assessment are used:
Assessment for learning is used by students and teachers to determine what students already know and can do with their knowledge, so teachers can plan instruction and further assessment.
Assessment as learning focuses on fostering students’ abilities to assess their own learning goals, reflect on their learning, and make adjustments in their learning approaches.
Assessment of learning is used to record and report what has been learned in the past.
Evaluation refers to the process of judging the quality of student learning on the basis of established performance standards and assigning a value to represent that quality. Evaluation accurately summarizes and communicates to parents, other teachers, employers, institutions of further education, and students themselves what students know and can do with respect to the overall curriculum expectations. Evaluation is based on assessment of learning that provides evidence of student achievement at strategic times throughout the course.
There are four levels of achievement for students who are passing this course:
Level 1 – (50-52%)
Level 1 (53-56%)
Level 1+ (57-59%)
Level 2 – (60-62%)
Level 2 (63-66%)
Level 2 + (67-69%)
Level 3 – (70-72%)
Level 3 is the provincial standard for student achievement.
Level 3 (73-76%)
Level 3 + (77-79%)
Level 4 – (80-86%)
Level 4 (87-94%)
Level 4 + (95-100%)
A wide range of assessment strategies (tests, portfolios, journals, essays, presentations, observation, conferencing and projects), combined with an array of instrument tools (including detailed marking schemes, checklists, rubrics and exemplars), is used in order to measure student achievement of overall course expectations.