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Learner Assessment Branch: Interpreting Diploma Examination Results; Social 30-1 and Social 30-2

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Facilitator(s): Patrick Roy
Jacquie Stuart
Karla Moldenhauer
Date:October 02, 2019
Time:9:30 am – 2:30 pm
No charge
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: St. Albert (Bellerose Composite High School)
49 Giroux Rd, St. Albert, AB T8N 6N4
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Course code: 20-AS-219
This workshop provides teachers, administrators and central office staff with information regarding the how and why of diploma examination equating. The presentation is particularly useful in providing participants with the answers to the questions regarding equating they may receive from students, parents, or members of the general public. Common misperceptions regarding equating are also discussed.

About this learning opportunity

Offered by the Provincial Assessment Sector.

This workshop focuses on how to best use the results provided following the administration of
diploma examinations, in order to to advise modifications to instructional and administrative
practices with the goal of improving results. Participants will be provided with background
information about the design and scoring of diploma examinations to enhance their
understanding of the reports that detail diploma examination results. Working with team
members from the Diploma Examinations program of the Provincial Assessment Sector,
participants will learn to interpret and use these results to improve student learning through
the following processes:

  • Considering factors that effect examination results
  • Learning about the provincial diploma-examination programs
  • Understanding exam standards and the phases of exam development
  • Learning about examination equating
  • Reviewing the information providd in each report table
  • Examining case-studies of school results
  • Analyzing your own results
  • Formulating narratives and plans informed by your results
  • Reflecting on the day and exchanging ideas
  • Discovering opportunities for teacher involvement in the examination processes

 Participants are expected to bring the following items to the workshop:

  • A calculator
  • The most recently available instructional group, school, or school authority reports issued by Alberta Education
  • The most recently available multi-year reports