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ALBERTA ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM
"The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit equal partnership of basic education organizations. It is dedicated to enhancing student learning through classroom assessment that increases student confidence as learners and enables them to reveal what they know and demonstrate what they can do." The web site has useful information about assessment and the products and services of the AAC


BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
This web site provides the principles and policies on which classroom assessment is based in BC. There is excellent material on the site most notably the BC Performance Standards.


CAfLN
Started by Damian Cooper, Ken O'Connor and 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.


CENTER FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
An excellent source for information about cheating and plagiarism and how to deal with them.


CLASS STRUGGLE
The web site for the writing of Jay Mathews, the excellent education columnist for the Washington Post.


DAMIAN COOPER ASSESSMENT
Damian is a friend and colleague. His web site provides information about him and his excellent resource "Talk About Assessment."


ESSINGTON SCHOOL ASSESSMENT RESOURCES
This is the web site of a small private school in Darwin, Australia. It provides links to a variety of interesting assessment and reporting resources.


PEARSON ASSESSMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE
The company that was started by Rick Stiggins. This web site provides information about the publications and professional development that they provide (including my "Repair Kit" book).


MANITOBA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
This site provides information about the assessment and evaluation of the curriculum in Manitoba. There is excellent material on the site most notably access to the "Rethinking Assessment" and "Communicating Student Learning" documents.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY (MD) PUBLIC SCHOOLS
This school district has invested heavily in developing its grading policy and resources to go with it and much of it is on this site


NATIONAL COUNCIL ON MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION
The web site of the professional organization for those involved in assessment and measurement in schools k-16 and beyond.


ONTARIO MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
This site provides information about the assessment and evaluation of the curriculum in Ontario. There is excellent material on the site most notably a principles document, expanded format report cards K-12 and the achievement charts.


POWERTEACHER
PowerTeacher supports all of the fundamental tenets of 'Grading for Learning,' and does so in a way that is accurate, transparent, and easily understood by all stakeholders. PowerTeacher has a clean, thoughtful design that appropriately supports the use of evidence from both formative and summative assessment in ways that can be quickly mastered by not just a handful of enthusiastic individuals, but virtually all teachers within the school or district.

 
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