Learning Opportunities

Assessment Principles

Presented By

Jay McTighe

Series Sessions

Date Time
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Online Your Computer, Online, AB

Internationally-renowned author and consultant, Jay McTighe, will share ideas from two recent books, Assessing Learning in the Classroom – By Design (Teachers College Press, 2021) and Designing Authentic Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment (ASCD, 2020). He will present five underlying assessment principles and examine a set of fundamental questions about the What?, Why? and How? of effective classroom assessment. He will examine various assessment purposes – Diagnostic, Formative and Evaluative – and review a framework of the various methods for gathering evidence of student learning. Jay will also offer a 3-part model for a more honest and communicative approach to grading.

The structure for this session will be a two-hour learning opportunity with Jay McTighe, immediately followed by a facilitated conversation with Charlie Kraig to help participants see the concepts in their own contexts and develop plans to move their assessment practices forward.

This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.


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