Nevenka Fair

Nevenka Fair

Assistant Superintendent
Campbell River School District
British Columbia

I have been an educator for over 25 years. I have taught and been an administrator at both the elementary and middle school levels. I have a passion for learning and teaching. My focus for has always been around Assessment for Learning.

  The current assessment focus of my work is:

Have been modeling AFL principles as I work with educators to develop their understanding and application of Assessment for Learning within their classroom and school practice in order to improve student learning.

  • In the fall of 2012, we developed a K-7 District Vision around what ‘Communicating Student Learning’(CSL) could look like in our school district. We used the principles of AFL to help develop this vision with our educators.
  • During the 2012-2013 School year we piloted the draft vision with 75 teachers who volunteered to be part of our action research pilot project.
  • Due to the overwhelming positive feedback from our pilot project, a decision was made to implement our CSL Vision district wide in all of our K to 7 Classrooms during the 2013-2014 school year. It is a pilot at the grade 8 level this year.
  • In December of 2013, I co-presented with the Ministry of Education (Communicating Student Learning Branch) and shared our district’s work on CSL at the FNESC Provincial Conference (December 2013)
  • Currently working with educators in our district developing and implementing a Student ePortfolio as a tool for communicating student learning and ensuring that students are part of the process.
  • Using the feedback from teachers we are refining our our year end online performance based report card; the only official report card that we issue each year making it truly an assessment of learning.

Our district is embedding AFL principles within our practices as they relate to our:

  1. Learning Beliefs
  2. Student Assessment Policy
  3. How we communicate student learning to parents

  You can find out more about assessment in my jurisdiction here:

http://www.sd72.bc.ca/Publications/School%20District%2072%20Communicating%20Student%20Learning%20Pilot%20Project.pdf