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Assessing and Reporting Student Achievement in a Concept-Based Curriculum
Presented by: Tim Coates
Friday, December 14, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Alberta Education is preparing to roll-out new programs of studies over the next few years.  The ministry has announced that these new programs will have as a foundation a “concept-based paradigm”.  What does this mean for the assessment of students?  Will this require a major shift in assessment practices or simply minor adjustments?  How will this new paradigm affect reporting practices? 

At this session the facilitator will address these and other questions related to assessment and reporting under this new paradigm.  A significant portion of the day will provide time for attendees to plan and share approaches that can be applied to current programs and at the same time be suitable when new programs are rolled out.

Please bring some of your current assessments to review and revise.

About the Presenter(s):
Tim Coates

After a number of years in the classroom, Tim Coates was seconded to Alberta Education as a Diploma Examination Manager; first for Social Studies 33, and later for Social Studies 30. From 2005 until 2014 Tim served as the Director of the Diploma Examination Program Branch.

Currently Tim is both a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta-teaching a course in classroom assessment-and an education consultant providing sessions and workshops on various assessment related topics.

Tim has offered many professional development presentations throughout Alberta and on several occasions in the United States. Tim’s educational interests and expertise focus on matters regarding the relationship among assessment, programs of studies outcomes, and instructional practices. He has special interest in working with teachers and school authorities on how to maximize the quality of assessment practices, how to minimize assessment error, ensure an appropriate application of standards, and establish the most appropriate means to report assessment results to multiple assessment “audiences.”

In his spare time, Tim raises a small flock of free-range chickens, and has been known to bring along a dozen eggs to sessions, as a prize for a lucky participant.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: December 07, 2018
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Assessment
Grade Level(s): K-6
Audience: Teachers, Administration