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AAC provides research-based responses to current assessment topics of interest to system and school leaders, as well as teachers and parents.

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Off to a Great Start!


Read the AAC proposal for a credible and cost effective alternative to the Student Learning Assessments (SLAs).

Public Assurance Discussion Paper


A New Look at Public Assurance: Imagining the Possibilities for Alberta Students
The AAC discussion paper provides thoughtful ideas.

Communicating about Student Learning


View videos and print material that showcase promising reporting practices within Alberta schools and jurisdictions.

Fair Assessment


Principles for Fair Student Assessment Practices for Education in Canada
A set of principles and related guidelines generally accepted by educational organizations within Canada.

No-Zero Policies


The issue around no-zero policies recently dominated the media in Alberta as well as nationally. View practical resources to support conversations on this topic.

Group Work


How can we support effective group work without the use of group grades? Practical resources to support conversations on this topic are coming soon...

Peer & Self Assessment


Grading: Whose job is it?
This AAC document clarifies the role of peers in providing feedback to support learning and the professional role of teachers within the assessment process.

High School Completion


What impact might quality classroom assessment have on high school completion? Read AAC's thoughts on this topic.

Of Interest to Parents


Classroom assessment is changing!
View a short AAC article published in the ATA Magazine that provides context for conversations around changing classroom assessment practices.

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