Choice in assessment? But is it fair?
Differentiated assessment is an ongoing process of evaluation where the teacher gathers information and data before, during, and after instruction to better facilitate the learning. This process ensures success for all students in the differentiated class with data provided from a variety of sources assisting in giving an overall view of student achievement.
Feedback, feedback, feedback – for Students and Teachers
Formative assessment, including diagnostic testing, is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment. It typically involves qualitative feedback (rather than scores) for both student and teacher that focuses on the details of content and performance
Summative Assessment – Still Focused on the Outcomes
The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. Summative assessments are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value.
Learn More about Assessment from AAC Publications
Scaffolding for Student Success
What do we do when students don’t understand? We scaffold to support student learning. Scaffolding for Student Success is a new Alberta Assessment Consortium professional resource that provides a variety of effective tools to scaffold student learning.
Assessment Conversations: Engaging with Colleagues to Support Student Learning
Designed for formal school and system leaders, as well as for those performing a variety of teacher leadership roles, this resource supports sound classroom assessment practices within the Alberta context.
What Matters Most about Assessment
This handy flip book is a valuable reference guide to key principles of sound classroom assessment practice. When used in conjunction with the new AAC ‘Go’ page, www.aac.ab.ca/go, teachers can access resource listings for a variety of videos, professional learning materials, and samples of assessment tasks and techniques.
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AAC Field Services Facilitators are available to provide professional learning support on a fee for service basis.
Attention K -4 Teachers and Leaders! Confident, Healthy and Hopeful: Assessment to Support Our Youngest Learners Katie White Assessment decisions that teachers make every day have a profound impact on our students, and this is especially true for our youngest learners. Katie White will share her experience with integrating learner centered assessment practices within new
Curriculum and assessment are inseparable. While it’s true that assessment must be an accurate reflection of the curriculum, it’s also true that curriculum must be written in such a manner as to support effective assessment practice. AAC invites you to consider 3 key things when looking at the new curriculum ‘through the lens of assessment’.
Every Alberta teacher and leader needs this course! • Two-year program for teachers and leaders • Consistent with the new LQS and TQS• Collaboration with like-minded professionals in your region• In-person seminars with follow-up to your classroom/school context• Supports assessment with existing and new curriculum Regional Cohort Registration for 2018-2019 For more information and seminar dates click here to download pdf. Registration
Assessment Conversations: Engaging with Colleagues to Support Student Learning This new AAC resource has been ‘made for Alberta’. It is a practical resource that every system leader, school leader and teacher can turn to for background information, answers to perplexing assessment questions, and concrete ideas for moving assessment practice forward in classrooms, schools and jurisdictions.