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Developing Common Understanding through Collaborative Marking

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Teachers at Notre Dame High School in Calgary engage in collaborative marking to ensure they have a common understanding of quality.

Key Points

  • When teachers engage in collaborative marking, standards are more likely to be consistently applied from class to class.
  • Collaborative marking enhances teachers' professional capacity by providing opportunities to share promising practices.

Discussion Questions

  • How could collaborative marking become part of our school culture without compromising individual teacher responsibility for designing instruction and assessment?
  • How could collaborative marking support teachers who are new to the profession or new to a grade level/subject area?

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