GMS, like all NativityMiguel schools makes a commitment to ongoing inquiry and assessment to inform educational practice and evaluate school mission progress. Some aspects of our measurement practice include:
GMS teachers utilize in-depth assessment techniques and report all student measures required by Manitoba Education: subject specific knowledge and skills, school engagement and participation, personal management skills and social responsibility. This will be supplemented by Information Technology and Digital Literacy assessment and other qualitative, affective and GMS mission value assessments.
GMS uses MAP tests to assess student progress against international benchmarks in English language, reading and mathematics. Other reading measures may also be used to help assess student progress.
GMS uses a student strength instrument based on a model developed by Mother Theresa Middle School (Regina) for helping to assess student hope, wellness and engagement and to help students reflect on their strengths. Staff explore and reflect on their strengths and to collaboratively build a strength-based leadership team and school culture.