Student assessment and evaluation
As a Concussion Champion, it is important to recognize that a different approach may be needed to support students with their assessment and evaluation post-concussion. While the principal (or designate) leads the team collaboration and confirms the approach to be taken, here are some points for you to consider in supporting a student’s assessment after their concussion:
- Prioritize the student’s return to full academic participation before full athletic participation.
- Recognize that the student is returning to full-time current studies while also catching up on missed work.
- Collaborate with the student, parent(s), teacher(s) and administrator(s) to determine reasonable expectations.
- Determine what alternative formats to assessment and evaluation are possible and what evidence needs to be demonstrated (conversation, observation or product) to meet the overall expectation.
- Develop a schedule or calendar outlining incomplete work/assessments to help create a transparent team strategy.
- Monitor the student during their re-introduction to assessment and re-evaluate the plan as needed.
- Coordinate a school team meeting (if needed) to discuss workload, support and accommodations.
- Request medical documentation (if appropriate) to support more extensive accommodations.
- Provide letters of mitigating circumstance for post-secondary applicants.
Listen to Maddy talk about how she received accommodations for her concussion during exam time.