Implementing Assessment

Resources designed to support your learning to implement assessment practices to improve student learning.

Case Studies   
Classroom stories developed to illustrate effective assessment practices in school settings.
Collaborative Planning in an Elementary Classroom: Mr. Singh’s Story PDF
   
Assessment Planning in a Secondary Classroom: Mrs. Chan’s Story PDF
   
Assessment as Learning in an Elementary Classroom: Mrs. Johnson’s Story PDF
   
Assessment as Learning in an Elementary Classroom:Ms. McKay’s Story PDF


Video Series   
Video resources and accompanying viewing guides.
Please click on each video series below to view the video segments and the accompanying viewing guide and transcript.
New ContentAssessment for Learning with Young Learners Video Series
Young children have the potential to be capable, independent learners. When educators meaningfully engage children in assessment that is seamlessly integrated with instruction, children know what they are learning, know what it looks like to learn, and begin to be able to set goals and monitor their progress towards attaining them. By designing learning contexts that provide children opportunities and support to reflect on their learning, educators help young children develop the foundational language, knowledge, and skills they need to take ownership of their learning.
 
Descriptive Feedback Video Series
Feedback is information linked to success criteria students and teachers share during learning so that students can close the gap between their current level of performance and the learning goals. 
 
New ContentGathering Valid and Reliable Evidence to Inform Professional Judgment Video Series
Gathering valid and reliable evidence for assessment of learning both informs and supports teacher professional judgement when determining a grade that accurately and fairly reflects students’ achievement. In this series, you will see teacher and students in Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior classrooms engaged in Assessment of Learning.
 
Learning Goals and Success Criteria Video Series
Learning goals and success criteria are critical pieces of information students need to be successful learners. Students and teachers must hold a common understanding of what is to be learned, and what successful achievement looks like. With explicit goals and criteria, students have the beginnings of what they need to become independent, self-monitoring learners.
 
Planning Assessment with Instruction Video Series
Effective assessment and instruction are inseparably linked. They must be concurrently planned and clearly rooted in specific learning goals and success criteria. Planning assessment that is seamlessly integrated with instruction produces a continuous flow of assessment information that teachers and students use to improve learning. In short, assessment becomes instruction and instruction becomes assessment.
 
Questioning Video Series
Questioning enables teachers to explore students’ thinking while they are learning, so that we can respond to their needs in a timely way. Effective questioning makes students’ thinking visible so that we can find out what they know, and what they still need to learn.
 
Self Assessment Video Series
Self assessment is essential to learning. It leads to learning that cannot be achieved otherwise, and helps students become independent learners. When peer and self assessing, students gather information about their learning; reflect on how well they are learning; and plan next steps to improve their learning.


Designing your Professional Learning   
Self-reflection tool designed to help you self-assess your assessment knowledge, help you set goals and monitor your professional learning progress.

Assessment for Learning and Assessment as Learning PDF
   
Performance Standards PDF