Government of Nova Scotia gov.ns.ca
gov.ns.ca Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada

Evaluation Services

Evaluation Services Office

NS Department of Education
Brunswick Place
2021 Brunswick Street
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, NS B3J 2S9

Phone: (902) 424-7746
Fax: (902) 424-0614

Web: plans.ednet.ns.ca
Evaluation Services:

  • administers the Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia (PLANS), which includes provincial, national and international assessments, in French and in English, and provides individual student reports to teachers for instructional planning purposes


  • develops and administers program assessments to determine the effectiveness of curriculum delivery


  • develops and administers student assessments to assist students to achieve outcomes, and provides student achievement information for education decision-making purposes


  • provides student achievement information to government for education decision-making


  • promotes understanding of assessment principles and practices


  • supports school accreditation through collecting, analysing and reporting results of school performance surveys, to facilitate the creation of school performance goals


  • publishes accountability reports for all assessments and examinations, for both teachers and the general public