The Alberta Student Assessment Network, operating as the Alberta Assessment Consortium, was incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta on June 2, 1994. However, it began in the fall of 1992 as an informal conversation of jurisdiction leaders at a CASS issues forum. The first official meeting was held on October 1, 1993. Several years later, on June 29, 2001, AAC became a registered charity.
Perhaps you have known about the work of AAC over the years, but you may not know the origins of AAC. The following video clips provide some insights into the work of the organization since its inception. You might be surprised to learn of the original ideas surrounding the work of AAC, and how soon those original thoughts took a vastly different direction. And as they say, the rest is history!
Reflections from the Beginning
AAC 20 Year Anniversary
Early founders, board members, and participants reminisce on the impact of AAC.
AAC 25 Year Anniversary
Remembering AAC Logos
The AAC logo has changed over the years, but what the brand stands for is even more important. AAC has always had a reputation for supporting quality classroom assessment. No debate!
Remembering AAC Conferences
The AAC Fall Conference was a yearly professional learning highlight. High quality keynote speakers and classroom teachers presented practical sessions designed to spread the word about assessment for learning.
Remembering AAC Publications
Practical, helpful, and reflective of the Alberta context. That’s been the goal of AAC Publications since the very beginning.
Remembering “Getting the Water to the End of the Furrow”
From snail mail and binders to technology, and everything in-between – communicating the news about the great AAC resources has always been an important part of the work.
AAC Executive Directors
From L to R
Robert Hogg (1999 – 2009); Sherry Bennett (2009 – 2020); Doug Knight (1993 – 1998)
Michele Jones 2020 –
AAC Annual Work Plans
The Annual Work Plan outlines the areas of focus for each fiscal year. These documents provide a snapshot of the work of AAC over time. The Executive Director and the Board of Directors work collaboratively to develop a proposed Work Plan that is then presented to the Membership for approval at the Annual General Meeting.
2001-2002 Work Plan pdf download
2000-2001 Work Plan pdf download
1999-2000 Work Plan pdf download
1998-1999 Work Plan pdf download
1997-1998 Work Plan pdf download
1996-1997 Work Plan pdf download
1995-1996 Work Plan pdf download
1994-1995 Work Plan pdf download
1993-1994 Work Plan pdf download
AAC Board Members - Past and Present
*Indicates Board Members who have served as Board Chair.
Amber Darroch* – Horizon
Carra Aschenmeier – Grande Yellowhead
Catherine Coyne* – St. Albert Public
William Dunn – University of Alberta
Tim Cusack – Edmonton Catholic
Lisa Everitt – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Leslee Jodry – Northern Gateway
Jason Moline – Red Deer Public
Joanne Pitman – Medicine Hat Public
Lorelie lenaour – Holy Spirit
Phil McRae – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Rebecca Forchuk – Foothills
Catilin Fox – Chinook’s Edge
Bryan Szumlas* – Calgary Catholic
Lorna Hewson – Livingstone Range
Evan Dearden – High Prairie
John Waterhouse* – Westwind
Gaylene Schreiber – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Nancy Spencer-Poitras* – Grande Yellowhead
Erin Sproule – Yellowknife
Maureen Parker* – Battle River
Roger Lacey – Northern Gateway
Dana Laliberte – Holy Family
J-C Couture – Alberta Teachers’ Association
Judy Williams – Red Deer Public
David Steele – Grasslands