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Assessment for Learning with Young Learners

"This video series has been designed to help make the link between theory and practice. Assessment for Learning, as outlined in Growing Success (2010) and Growing Success: The Kindergarten Addendum (2016) comes alive in authentic classroom settings.  These video segments and accompanying viewing guide can be used by individual educators as well as professional learning facilitators." (EduGains)

Descriptive Feedback (Viewing guide

"Feedback is information linked to success criteria students and teachers share during learning so that students can close the gap between their current level of performance and the learning goals." (EduGains)

Gathering Valid and Reliable Evidence of Learning to Determine a Grade

"Accurate evaluation relies on having a body of valid and reliable evidence of student learning. This video library contains resources that show how to gather evidence to determine a grade. The same principles and concepts of validity and reliability apply from kindergarten through grade 12. The resources in this library illustrate teachers implementing those principles and concepts through effective assessment practices in each division. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to see assessment through multiple perspectives by viewing all the videos in this series." (EduGains)

Primary Illustrations

Junior Illustrations (Viewing guide)

Intermediate Illustrations

Secondary Illustrations

Learning Goals and Success Criteria

"Learning goals and success criteria are critical pieces of information students need to be successful learners. Students and teachers must hold a common understanding of what is to be learned, and what successful achievement looks like. With explicit goals and criteria, students have the beginnings of what they need to become independent, self-monitoring learners." (EduGains)

Planning Assessment

"Effective assessment and instruction are inseparably linked. They must be concurrently planned and clearly rooted in specific learning goals and success criteria. Planning assessment that is seamlessly integrated with instruction produces a continuous flow of assessment information that teachers and students use to improve learning. In short, assessment becomes instruction and instruction becomes assessment." (EduGains)


"Questioning enables teachers to explore students' thinking while they are learning, so that we can respond to their needs in a timely way. Effective questioning makes students' thinking visible so that we can find out what they know, and what they still need to learn." (EduGains)

Self Assessment

"Self assessment is essential to learning. It leads to learning that cannot be achieved otherwise, and helps students become independent learners. When peer and self assessing, students gather information about their learning; reflect on how well they are learning; and plan next steps to improve their learning." (EduGains)