Gathering Valid and Reliable Evidence of Learning
to Determine a Grade Video Library

Accurate evaluation relies on having a body of valid and reliable evidence of student learning. This video library contains resources that show how to gather evidence to determine a grade. The same principles and concepts of validity and reliability apply from kindergarten through grade 12. The resources in this library illustrate teachers implementing those principles and concepts through effective assessment practices in each division. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to see assessment through multiple perspectives by viewing all the videos in this series.

Gathering Valid and Reliable Evidence
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Introduction: Gathering Valid and Reliable Evidence of Learning   MP4
     
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Viewing Guide: This viewing guide supports the assessment approaches, strategies and practices being modeled by teachers and students. It contains references, tools and templates, and should be used in conjunction with the viewing of the video.   PDF

Video Transcript:  
This document contains a transcript of all of the video segments in this series.
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Segment 1: Teachers and Students as Collaborative Partners in Gathering Evidence
Gathering valid and reliable evidence for assessment of learning both improves student learning and informs teacher professional judgement when determining a grade that reflects students’ achievement.
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Segment 2: Valid Evidence from Rich Tasks
Aligning goals, criteria and tasks increases the validity and reliability of the assessment evidence.
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Segment 3: Triangulating the Evidence
While teachers attend to the validity of their evidence, the reliability is equally important when judging student performance.
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Segment 4: Student Voice in Gathering Evidence

Teachers recognize and embrace their responsibility to develop students as effective, responsible and accountable self-assessors who are empowered and equipped to assess, monitor, and judge their own learning as their teachers would.
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Segment 5: Informed Professional Judgement

Teachers and students utilize assessment information, strategies and skills to continuously inform professional judgements and to reliably make decisions about progress and achievement throughout the teaching learning process.
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Segment 6: Determining a Grade

Students and teachers discuss and compare a body of evidence to reach a shared understanding of what has been learned and to co-determine their overall achievement.
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Viewing Guides: These viewing guides provide questions to ask before and after viewing to reflect on the learning provided in the video, and can be used by learning facilitators or by individuals watching the videos on their own.    

Clip 1 - Designing Tasks that Support Valid and Reliable Assessment
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Clip 2 - Gathering Evidence from Multiple Sources
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Clip 3 - Connecting Assessment for Learning, Assessment as Learning and Assessment of Learning
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Clip 4 - Considerations For Determining a Grade
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Clip 5 - Planning Opportunities to Provide Descriptive Feedback
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Clip 6 - Cultivating Collaborative Relationships to Promote a Learning Culture
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Clip 7 - Teaching Students to Assess Based on Criteria
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Clip 8 - Ontario Education - Developing Assessment Tools
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