The Learning Team
Teachers are constantly assessing, and constantly assessing the approach to assessment. This issue looks at the impact data has in the classrooms and the effect assessment has on student success.
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Highlights of many titles that support assessment in classrooms as well as new acquisitions in the ATA Library.
Data in various forms—from attendance and behaviour records to grades and standardized test results—now shape the work of policymakers, administrators and teachers in the classroom.
Alberta school jurisdiction mission statements reveal one dominate goal—student learning and success.
What is PISA? What are its benefits and its limitations? What—if anything—does it tell us about our schools and our children?
Assessment is a natural part of what teachers do, and teachers are best positioned and qualified to do it.
Many challenges emerge when standards-based approaches are implemented to curriculum and "high stakes" assessment.
The promise of progressive educational reform is real and is being demonstrated on a number of fronts, but efforts will be hindered by use of outmoded models.
In a world increasingly governed by binary digits and cold statistics, information's needed to help understand aspects of teaching and learning that are invisible or not easily measurable.
The effect of digital reporting and assessment tools on Alberta Classrooms.
Assessment is a central process in education. If students learned what they were taught, we would never need to assess.
Alberta's building a new K–12 curriculum and we should talk about shifting our current accountability model to a model of public assurance.
Assessment means different things to different people, what do you think it means?
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Globally, a focus on data gathering, powered by new technologies, is distracting school-based assessment practices.
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