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Planning with the End in Mind

Dimension #1, Dimension #2, Dimension #3

This video collection, funded by Alberta Education, features Alberta teachers and students engaged in classroom assessment experiences. The videos are organized around the three sections of the AAC Key Visual.

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Dimension #1: Clarifying the Learning Destination

Assessing What Really Matters

Assessing What Really Matters

By identifying key learning goals and building quality rubrics to assess them, teachers can help students focus on the learning that really matters.

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Clarifying Standards through Professional Collaboration

Clarifying Standards through Professional Collaboration

A teacher at McNally High School in Edmonton discusses the essential role of collaboration in developing a common understanding of standards.

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Developing Common Understanding through Collaborative Marking

Developing Common Understanding through Collaborative Marking

Teachers at Notre Dame High School in Calgary engage in collaborative marking to ensure they have a common understanding of quality.

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Developing a Shared Understanding

Developing a Shared Understanding

A teacher at St. Jean Brebeuf School in Calgary recognizes that when students have a deep understanding of the learning goals, they are better able to achieve them.

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Setting Clear Targets for Students

Setting Clear Targets for Students

A teacher at Notre Dame High School in Calgary uses exemplars to help students understand the expectations of an assessment task.

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Dimension #2: Planning for Assessment and Instruction

Observations and Conversations: Effective Assessment Practices

Observations and Conversations: Effective Assessment Practices

A teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School in Calgary uses observations to find out what her students know and can do.

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Assessing Process Skills

Assessing Process Skills

An art teacher at Harry Ainlay High School in Edmonton discusses the value of using observations and conversations to assess outcomes related to the development of skills and techniques.

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Assessing Projects and Performance Tasks

Assessing Projects and Performance Tasks

A teacher at Ascension of Our Lord School in Calgary discusses some of the planning that goes into designing an effective project.

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Dimension #3: Considering the Needs of the Learners

Offering Choice

Offering Choice

To meet the needs of the diverse learners in the class, a teacher at Ascension of Our Lord School in Calgary provides her students with choice.

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Planning for Student Diversity

Planning for Student Diversity

When planning for instruction, a Division II teacher from Weinlos Elementary School in Edmonton considers support for diverse learning needs.

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Multiple Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning

Multiple Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning

A teacher at Jasper Elementary School uses portfolios as a planning tool to support the growth of the diverse learners in his classroom.

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