Teachers in Alberta are working with instructional strategies that are designed to help students become more confident mathematicians. While we want students to be fluent with calculations, we also want them to demonstrate their growing understanding of mathematics as they investigate, solve problems, reason and explain their thinking.
 
This broader focus requires adjustments to traditional assessment practices. In this video series, watch how formative assessment can be used to support student learning. These materials were developed by the Alberta Assessment Consortium as a result of a grant from Alberta Education.

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.