AAC has been working with a provincial project steering committee to explore sound assessment practices within Early Learning environments.

Annotated Bibliography

The document below includes a review of twenty articles related to nontraditional assessment of young children’s learning and development. Within each annotation, a specific connection has been made to questions from the AAC Key Visual, a representation of the essential elements of sound assessment practice.

Early Learning Annotated Bibliography  (download PDF document)

Assessment Tasks and Student Exemplars

Performance assessment tasks for grades 1 through 4 in varying subject areas can be accessed below. The materials include the student tasks, teacher resources, and ready to use assessment for learning tools. Student exemplars for some assessment tasks are under development.

Grade One Social Studies
Grade Two Science
Grade Three Mathematics
Grade Four English Language Arts

Principles of Sound Assessment Practices for Early Learning Environments (for educators)

Organized around key questions contained in the AAC Key Visual, the document below provides insight for educators regarding some essential elements of sound classroom assessment practice within early learning environments.

Principles of Sound Assessment Practice for Early Learning Environments: A Guide for Educators  (download PDF document)

What Might Assessment ‘Look Like’ in Early Learning Environments? (a tip sheet for parents)

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Previous Project & Grants

Enhancing Classroom Assessment Capacity

AAC is working with a grant from Alberta Education to enhance classroom assessment capacity. View video and other resources from the project.

Instructional Leadership in Assessment

AAC is working with a grant from Alberta Education to provide focused professional learning support for school leaders in regard to the assessment dimension of instructional leadership.

Supporting Mathematical Thinking in Elementary Classrooms through Formative Assessment

AAC is currently working with a grant from Alberta Education to support sound assessment practices within elementary mathematics classrooms.

Early Learning

AAC has been working with a provincial project steering committee to explore sound assessment practices within early learning environments.

Technology and Assessment

AAC and the 2Learn.ca Education Society recently completed a collaborative project partnership, funded by a grant from Alberta Education to support sound assessment practices within technology rich environments.

High School Math

AAC has recently completed a grant from Alberta Education to support sound assessment practices, both formative and summative, in Alberta high school mathematics classrooms.

Communicating About Student Learning

Many jurisdictions have revamped their reporting systems over the past several years. Whether a jurisdiction is creating a new reporting system or reviewing an existing system, many variables and multiple audiences need to be considered. This project was developed in collaboration with AAC member jurisdictions.