Assessment 101
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Assessment 101
Presented by: Tim Coates
Monday, March 25, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
SAPDC Learning Suite B118, 1701 5th Avenue South (located in LCI), Lethbridge, AB
About the Session:

“Assessment 101” is designed to provide practical strategies and approaches to making the best quality assessment instruments.  The series will include discussion on how to most effectively use information gathered through assessing, to provide achievement information to students, parents, and other audiences.  This session emphasizes the “practical” rather than the “theoretical” so that participants take home with them tangible means to affect change in how they asses on a day-to-day basis.

Participants are encouraged to discuss their assessment issues related to topic addressed and how such issues may be best resolved.

Based on participant interests, several of the following topic will be addressed:

  • Assessing for the big ideas
  • Applying the principles of fair assessment
  • Making the best use of formative assessment
  • Constructing rubrics and other scoring methods
  • Crafting appropriate constructed responses and performance assessments
  • Providing effective exemplars of student work


This learning opportunity is being offered through funding from Alberta Education. 

Teachers, Administrators, District Leads
Grade Level:
About the Presenter(s):
Tim Coates

After a number of years in the classroom, Tim Coates was seconded to Alberta Education as a Diploma Examination Manager; first for Social Studies 33, and later for Social Studies 30.  From 2005 until 2014 Tim was the Director of the Diploma Examination Program Branch.  His final service to Alberta Education was as the coordinator of the Classroom Assessment Capacity project.


From 2009 until 2018 Tim served as a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, teaching a course in classroom assessment.  Tim has offered many professional development presentations throughout Alberta and on occasion in the United States.  He has been featured as a keynote speaker at district professional development and conventions.  Tim’s educational interests and expertise focus on how to make assessments that engage students and provide meaningful information.


Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

March 24, 2019

Registration Notes:

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

**This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education**