As a model school in the Toronto District School Board (http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/ModelSchoolsforInnerCities.aspx), AMG participates in the CAT 4 assessment. It is a benchmark assessment used at all Model Schools in the Toronto District School Board. According to the CAT webpage, it "... assesses the essential learning outcomes of the following basic skill areas: reading, language, spelling, and mathematics." More information (sorry about the font change), can be found on the CAT site: http://www.canadiantestcentre.com/CAT4/CAT4-About.php
The assessment is rather long, but is informative, once the results are in. The results will be shared with you when that happens.
The completion date for the entire assessment is by Friday. The decrease in homework is due to the instructional time being used to complete the CAT 4.
Yesterday afternoon was our school Terry Fox run. I captured a few shots of the some of the students from Room 52: