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Understanding ELA 30-1 and 30-2 Written Response Standards
Presented by: Gary Hoogers, Philip Taranger
Friday, March 06, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

This workshop will provide an opportunity for teachers to build a shared understanding of the standards as illustrated in sample student responses from a recent large administration of the ELA 30-1 and 30-2 Diploma Examinations. The workshop will consist of two concurrent sessions, one for ELA 30-1 and one for ELA 30-2.

The ELA 30-1 group will read and discuss illustrative problematic written responses, as well as those that demonstrate the declination between levels of performance in order to clarify the language of the examination rubric. In keeping with Wiggins and McTighe’s nderstanding by Design, participants will discuss scaffolding text study and the importance of metacognition as illustrated by the choices students make when responding to both ELA 30-1 Part A assignments. In addition, participants will have a better understanding of the process of standards confirmation and marking procedures such as reliability reviews.

The ELA 30-2 group will read and discuss examples of student writing on all three assignments at the various levels of performance. In addition, participants will discuss the common features of effective approaches to the assignments. Teachers will be given the opportunity to train with the scoring rubrics and will examine and mark examples of student work. The emphasis of this session will be on supporting teachers’ assessments of the outcomes of the English Language Arts Program of Studies.

About the Presenter(s):
Gary Hoogers Gary Hoogers is the English Language Arts 30-1 Team Lead with Student Learning Standards, Alberta Education Philip Taranger
Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL 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 seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Assessment
Grade Level(s): 10-12
Audience: Teachers