Supporting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Choice in Assessment
While differentiated instruction seems to have reached a level of broad acceptance, many still wonder if differentiated assessment is appropriate or even workable. View the following videos and professional learning resources to consider new assessment possibilities for the diverse learners in your classroom.
Timing Really is Everything
Reporting periods often place an artificial structure on learning and assessment. What if time wasn’t the key factor in reporting student performance? View the following videos to consider ways to extend the time available for students to learn.
Multiple Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning: Supporting Diverse Learners
An Alberta teacher discusses how he supports diverse student learning needs over the course of the school year.
A teacher at Jasper Elementary School uses portfolios as a planning tool to support the growth of the diverse learners in his classroom.
Use this video for a discussion with colleagues.
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Down to the Details: Planning for Differentiated Assessment
The following professional learning materials provide examples and templates to support teachers in planning for differentiated assessment.
The following materials were designed to be used in a half-day workshop. Topics for discussion include the need for differentiation, making decisions about differentiation, and strategies to support planning and record keeping.
Learn More about Differentiated Assessment with AAC Publications
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.
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.
This publication has been written with the professional practice standards in mind. Consider this newest AAC resource to be an integral part of planning for implementation of the new standards - for teachers, school leaders and system leaders.
What do we do when students don’t understand? We scaffold to support student learning. Scaffolding for Student Success is an AAC professional resource that provides a variety of effective tools to scaffold student learning.