Parent Education: Webinar – On Assessment, October 22


Each semester, parents look forward to getting their child’s report card to see how their child is performing. But what exactly goes into determining the grades that your child receives?

Grades at SSIS, like at many other top-tier educational institutions, are based on “assessments” –  the evaluation of your child’s understanding and ability to apply and transfer what they have learned. In other words, grades are not only based on test scores.

On October 22, Tom Schimmer, an internationally recognized expert on assessment and educational leadership, will be our guest speaker at Virtual Parent Education Series – Session 2: Assessment.

During the session, you will learn: 

  • why leading schools and educators around the world are moving towards an assessment culture that promotes learning over accumulating points
  • the critical role that assessment plays in ensuring that students are not only evaluated but also make the required progress in their learning

To make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to increase your understanding of your child’s learning, please mark your calendars for Thursday, October 22, from 9:00 – 10:00 am. As last time, we will email a link to the session one day before. 


Tom Schimmer Bio

Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career, he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, RTI, and educational leadership. He has delivered both keynote and workshop sessions at several national and international conferences.

Tom has worked directly with schools and school districts throughout Canada, the United States, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Bahrain, India, the U.A.E., the U.K., Russia, Singapore, Spain, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria. He is the author & co-author of six books, including best-seller Grading from the Inside Out: Bringing accuracy to student assessment through a standards-based mindset, and his latest release, Growing tomorrow’s citizens in today’s classrooms: Assessing seven critical competencies.