How might we integrate teaching, learning & assessment?

Some of the big ideas (in no particular order) include: assessment for/as/of learning; formative/summative; communicating to parents; performance standards, Integrated Resource Packages, Individualized Education Plans, criteria-based; norm-based; portfolios; performance tasks; running records; Ministry resources; Foundation Skills Assessment testing; interviews; differentiated instruction; school plans; self-assessment; involving parents; involving students; authentic assessment; links to prescribed learning outcomes; Assessment for Learning (Stiggins); Understanding by Design (Wiggins); Gr. 12 provincial exams; holistic marking; cross-grade exams; observational data; checklists; criteria-based rubrics


These and other texts are available in the Education Library. Excerpts are available in the Scarfe 302 Faculty Advisor Office (organized by guiding question).


Please send any .doc files or links that support exploration of this question.


BC Ministry Primary Program: Framework for Teaching
Version française

BC Ministry Clasrroom Assessment Handbooks
Stiggins, R., Arter, J., Chappuis, J. & Chappuis, S. (2006). Assessment for and of Learning. Classroom assessment for student learning. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson

Western & Northern Canadian Protocol. (2006). Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind.
Network of Performance-based Schools, BC. Rubrics & quick scales for students & families (kid-friendly language), linked to BC Performance Standards (Literacy, Numeracy, Social Resp.)

Tierney, R. (1998). Literacy assessment reform: Shifting beliefs, principled possibilities, and emerging practices.

Wiggins, G. Defining Assessment
Secondary Assessment - Assessment for Learning: Questions and Answers
Video (UK) - Teachers.TV
Perkins, D., & Blythe, T. (1994). Putting Understanding up Front.
Teaching for Understanding
BCTF Assessment notes
SD 70 - based on Cameron & Davies (1997) Setting & Using Criteria

Teaching and Learning in Scotland - some great video clips
Start with any of Dylan Wiliam's clips
or his podcasts/webcasts

BBC - Schools in Finland: Why do they get better results?
Standardized testing - Simpsons style - Youtube
Sarte, J., & Hughes, S. (2010). Refocusing our efforts: A shift from grading to an emphasis on learning. Educational Insights, 14(1).
Richard Zerbe, Vancouver Principal, Assessment for Learning PPT . .PREZI . en français
Presentation on iTunes U [Go to Education, Faculty of ; Click on the POT/COMM tab]

Edugains (Ontario) Assessment for/as/of Learning videoclips
to support Ontario's (2010) Growing Success document