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WE ARE DEDICATED TO NURTURING AND SUSTAINING ASSESSMENT for LEARNING IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN CANADA
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WHY CANADIAN?
"To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization"– Adrienne Clarkson
WHY ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING?
"…assessment which is explicitly designed to promote learning is the single most powerful tool we have for both raising standards and empowering learning"– Black and Wiliam, 1999
WHY A NETWORK?
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others."
– African Proverb
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NEWS & EVENTS

Assessment 20/20

APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2020

ALBERTA ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM AND THE CANADIAN ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING NETWORK ARE PARTNERING TO HOST A COMBINED CONFERENCE IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA!

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CAfLN MISSION

  • MAXIMIZE LEARNING by ADVOCACY & IMPLEMENTATION
  • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS by COLLABORATION & PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
  • STRENGHTEN CONNECTIONS by NETWORKING & MONITORING
  • SUPPORT AND TRAINING by PROVIDING ACCESS TO EXPERTISE
  • SHARE EXPERIENCES by RESEARCH & PUBLISHING

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Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenges of Implementation

Springer Publications is pleased to announce the launch of a new book co-edited by CAfLN member Dany Laveault (University of Ottawa) and Linda Allal (University of Geneva) on AfL and the challenges associated with its implementation in our education systems. “Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation” provides new perspectives on Assessment for Learning

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President’s Holiday Message

  My goodness, how the time flies – now that I’m well into my 60’s!  Here we are, in mid-December and it’s -8 outside.  Much colder in Winnipeg, I understand!  Yet it seems as though the school year just began.  But since time is flying by, I must be having fun, right? It has been

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What Can Christmas Movies Teach Us About Assessment for Learning?

Submitted by Lori Jeschke, Superintendent, Prairie Spirit School Division, Saskatchewan Our assessment team meets once a week to touch base, celebrate success, provide feedback, and to determine next steps. One of the highlights of our time together includes creating playlists. These lists usually reference the music we are listening to or perhaps the books on

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Self-Assessment and the Core Competencies in British Columbia

2016-11-25 Submitted by Paige Fisher, PhD Faculty of Education, Vancouver Island University The province of BC is abuzz with a new provincial requirement for students to be involved in self assessing against the Core Competencies, which the province has articulated as Thinking (Critical and Creative) , Communication, and Personal and Social (Social Responsibility, Positive Personal

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Manitoba Members Meet to Strengthen the Local Network

With founding member Damian Cooper coming to work with the staff of College Louis-Riel in the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine, Manitoba CAfLN members took the opportunity to network face-to-face over dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory in the heart of Winnipeg on October 18th. Four city school divisions and a private school were represented as current

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Assessment Takes Its Rightful Place – ISTE 2016

Submitted by Kent Brewer, River East School Division, Manitoba 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver. Head-spinning, mesmerizing, mentally draining, sometimes downright confusing and one of the most engaging and enlightening experiences an educator could have. That statement alone would lead some to inquire of the mental state of the person combining these words in the same

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FOUNDING MEMBERS

Started by Damian CooperKen O’Connor, & Lorna Earl, the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a member-led, non-profit organization that connects people across Canada who are interested in the use of assessment for learning and the development of related policies and research in education.

CAfLN emerged from conversations among Damian, Lorna, and Ken about the value and need for a pan-Canadian conversation about AfL – what it means, how it is implemented and what difference it is making in teaching and learning. As founding members, and first board of directors, they welcome input and support from all teachers, leaders and researchers who are interested in establishing and sustaining AfL in Canada.

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Damian Cooper

Damian Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts across Canada, the United States, and internationally, to improve their instructional and assessment skills. Read more..

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Lorna Earl

Lorna Earl Ph.D.is President of, Lorna Earl & Associates and the past President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and School Improvement.She is retired from a position as Associate Professor in the Theory and Policy Studies Department and Head Read more..

Ken OConnor - Portrait

Ken O'Connor

Ken O’Connor is an independent consultant on assessment, grading and reporting. A graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.A. Hon) and the University of Toronto (M. Ed), he has been a staff development presenter and facilitator in 44 states in the USA, 9 Read more..