Assessment

Kathy Muhlethaler says, “Assessment for learning strategies are effective for providing information to students about how they are doing.

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Quizzes, Test, Midterm, Final… There Must Be a Better Way – Dean Kokonas

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

Have you ever read the “front matter” of your program of studies? Did you know that the first 12 pages of the Alberta Program of Studies for Mathematics 10-12 (2008) contain the keys to changing your assessment practice forever? For too long, high school assessment has been locked into a cycle of quizzes, unit exams, midterms, and finals, with an occasional assignment thrown in. These performance tasks are summative in nature and have little to do with the actual learning of mathematics. Not convinced? Ask yourself what a professional mathematician does and compare that with what we do in the average high school math classroom; they are vastly different activities.

As Alberta high schools engage with the High School Redesign initiative, it is becoming clear to everyone engaged in the work of school improvement that the status quo will no longer be sufficient. High school math assessment practices centered on the broad categories of quizzes, unit exams, midterms, and finals are out of touch with best-practice assessment strategies and with the conceptual framework for grades 10-12 mathematics of our very own program of studies. This session will introduce you to an alternative assessment strategy that is responsive to the multiple ways of knowing mathematics without destroying the rigor that Alberta high school math teachers are proud of.

Assessment: By Outcome, By Student – Mike Garrow and Alexandra Lambert

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

This session describes a High School’s journey in undergoing a paradigm shift from traditional assessment to successfully implementing a collaborative and outcome-based practice. Participants will leave the session with examples and ideas on how to implement an outcome-based program and school-wide systematic approaches that support high levels of learning for all students.

Assessment: By Outcome, By Student (Webinar Series, May 9th, 2017) – Mike Garrow and Alexandra Lambert

This session describes a high school’s journey in undergoing a paradigm shift from traditional assessment to successfully implementing a collaborative and outcome-based practice.

Reassessing Our Assessments – Dave Martin

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 6, 2016

Assessment

This animation highlights the intent of formative and summative assessments, and outlines the components of Formative Assessment. Practical classroom strategies for providing feedback to students to support mastery of student outcomes are also included. (3min 22sec)

Assessment is the Foundation for Redesign ~ Aaron Stout, Jen Scott

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

No percentage marks from Red Deer math teacher by Andrea Sands, Edmonton Journal

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No Percentage Marks From Red Deer Math Teacher

Redesigning School to Graduate Capable, Confident Learners

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Redesigning School to Graduate Capable, Confident Learners

Assessment in High School Redesign ~ Bill Bartlett, Rod Scott & Colleagues

Classroom Assessment & High School Redesign ~ Dale Skoreyko

Redesigning Assessment Reporting: Aligning Practices to Better Meet Student Needs ~ Patrick McLean & Spencer Pinnock

What Assessment Can and Can Not Do – by Dylan Wiliam

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