Resource Collection

Video Resources   

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. 
Gathering 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.


These eModules introduce some of the key features of Growing Success. They may be viewed independently or as part of more comprehensive professional learning in schools and boards.
Assessment for and as Learning eModule
Fundamental Principles eModule
Performance Standards: The Achievement Chart eModule


Series Description and Dates of Live Presentations
These webinars are designed to help teachers learn to use assessment for and as learning in blended and
e-learning environments to help students become successful, independent learners.
These webinars were presented live from Feb. – May 2012 in partnership with eLearning Ontario.
1.  Assessment for and as Learning and the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS):
    The Big Picture
Adobe Presenter
2.  Learning Goals and Success Criteria, Part I: Getting Started Online Adobe Presenter
3.  Learning Goals and Success Criteria, Part II: Going Deeper With Your Students Adobe Presenter


The Progress Report Card Presentation - Sept 2011 Regional Sessions
      a) Activity Placemat
      b) Activity Placemat – Activity 5 – Sample Progress Report Card Comments

Materials used for the Regional Progress Report Sessions are available for previewing and for use by boards and schools to conduct their own local sessions. However, it is advisable that local in-services using these materials take place after board teams have attended one of the regional training sessions.
Overview of Growing Success PPTX
2010 Growing Success policy document:  Short narrated introduction and highlights Adobe Presenter
2010 Growing Success policy document: Detailed, narrated & linked PowerPoint presentation Adobe Presenter
Growing Success Presentation for Parents – Sept. 2010        PPTX


Reporting Student Learning:
Guidelines for Effective Teacher-Parent-Student Communication
Supporting your Child's Learning through Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting
 Parent Guide - Elementary

Key Features of Growing Success and Kindergarten Assessment   

These eModules introduce some of the key features of Growing Success, the Kindergarten Addendum (2016). They may be viewed independently or as part of more comprehensive professional learning in schools and boards.
Module 1: Introduction to Policy MP4
Transcript PDF
Module 2: Assessment for/as Learning MP4
Transcript PDF
Module 3: Communication with Parents MP4
Transcript PDF
Module 4: Reporting and the Templates MP4
Transcript PDF
Module 5: The Communication of Learning and the Four Frames MP4
Transcript PDF

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