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Leading Assessment Change

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Welcome To The NEW Leading Assessment Change Page!

This exciting new page aims to provide Instructional Leaders with the tools and resources to support leading change in teachers’ assessment practices, or helping teachers in the assessment of new curriculum. 

Because the site has just been released there are bound to be some glitches or gaps in content so we’d like to invite you to provide us with feedback on any edits that might be needed or any resources you’d like added to the page.  Click the image on the right to submit your feedback.  THANK YOU! 

Leading Assessment Change (NEW)

Consider the essential conditions for successful implementation of Assessment Change

Leading any change initiative is a complex task. There are so many conditions to consider that it can be quite overwhelming when first starting out. The Guide to Support Implementation: Essential Conditions (essentialconditions.ca) is a popular tool that helps to simplify the planning process. Leaders can be confident that they have designed a change initiative as efficiently and effectively as possible.

To help instructional leadership teams design assessment-focused professional learning, AAC has adapted the essential conditions guide. 

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Need Additional Support? 

The Leading Assessment Change: Where Do We Start resource shares a number of helpful tips and resources to help build leadership capacity. 

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Developing an Assessment Leadership Stance

Have you ever considered your Assessment Leadership Stance? 

Skybound Coaching and Training defines a leadership stance as the way your identity as a leader is perceived.  They go on to suggest the importance of being intentional about your leadership stance can directly impact the success of your leadership endeavours. The Enablers for Developing your Assessment Leadership is a self reflection tool for leaders who are interested in improving the effectiveness in leading Assessment Change

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Creating a Positive Assessment Culture

The concept of assessment is often misunderstood in the education system and by the stakeholders connected with it. Whether it’s a misunderstanding of the types of assessment, the purpose of each type or misconceptions of the principles of fair assessment, leaders need to recognize these issues and address them. AAC recommends turning to the experts for guidance. The best-selling book “Creating Cultures of Thinking: 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools,” authored by Ron Ritchhart, has provided a clear framework for changing our school and classroom culture. AAC has adapted the 8 cultural forces to suit the goal of creating a positive assessment culture.

Providing Deep Professional Learning Plans

Modelling the use of the AAC Key Visual is a great way to assist teachers in the assessment planning process. AAC has adapted the AAC KEY VISUAL tool to support instructional leaders who are designing a professional learning program.  Just like teachers, instructional leaders need to plan professional learning with the end in mind, provide multiple opportunities for teachers to engage in the feedback and practice formative assessment cycle, and use the data collected from the teacher’s learning process to inform the next steps in professional development. 

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Coming Soon!

Draft Curriculum Assessment Process

Unpacking new curricular outcomes

Assessing Thinking Resources

The topics on this webpage support the Leadership Quality Standard Competencies: 

      4. Leading a Learning Community
      6. Providing Instructional Leadership
      7. Developing Leadership Capacity
Want more information about Assessment and the LQS and TQS? Go to https://aac.ab.ca/grants/tqs-lqs/

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