Early Learning


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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