Resource Bank


A New Look at Public Assurance: Imagining the Possibilities for Alberta Students

This policy paper recommends the use of assessment information for accountability purposes that include both large scale summative and classroom level formative assessment.

A New Reality: Getting Remote Learning Right

An Educational Leadership Special Report | Volume 77. Published April 2020 to support schools during building shut-downs necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An introduction to different kinds of data

This article is a summary of an ASCD book on the different types of data collected and used or different purposes.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Growth Models

This guide commissioned by CCSSO provides a description of growth models currently used in education. The paper was authored by Andrew Ho and Katherine Castellano.

A Practitioner’s Introduction to Equating: CCSSO, 2018  

This primer explains what equating is, common misconceptions, basic terms, designs for equating, the mechanics of equating, and the inferences that can be drawn as a result of equating tests.     (Copyright © 2007–2009 by the Council of Chief State School Officers. © 2018 by the Council of Chief State School Officers, A Practitioner’s Introduction to Equating, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

A Primer on Student Growth Percentiles

This paper provides an accessible review of student growth percentiles used in growth models.

A Public Policy Statement

This paper is a report from the Gordon Commission on proposed changes to the purposes and methods of assessment.

A Quick Read Summary of SEL Research

A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

This source is a suggested resource to supplement the November 22nd, 2019 ALN event.

Assessing English Language Learners

This paper presents a brief description of the assessments English learners are required to participate in.

Assessing Student Learning by Design by Jay McTighe

Assessing Students’ Affect Related to Assessment for Learning

This article by Stiggins and Popham includes inventories focused on four key variables relevant to AFL classrooms.