NR.AST19.001CG The A-Z of Diploma Examinations
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The A-Z of Diploma Examinations
Presented by: Tim Coates
Monday, April 08, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
Stonebridge Hotel 12102-100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

No matter where your opinion falls on the issue of the need for them or how much they are weighted, Diploma Examinations remain an integral element of Alberta’s high school graduation certification process.  This session, provided by a former Director of the Diploma Examinations Branch of Alberta Education, offer insights into all elements of the examinations from how they are made and scored, how students can best prepare for writing the exams, and how to interpret the results.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions to eliminate gaps in knowledge and common misconceptions.

Grade Level:  10-12    Subject Area:  Diploma Exam Subjects/Administrators

About the Presenter(s):
Tim Coates

After a number of years in the classroom, Tim Coates was seconded to where he served in both the assessment and curriculum sectors.  His final service to Alberta Education was as the coordinator of the Classroom Assessment Capacity project.

Since 2009 Tim has been 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.


Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

10-12/10 à 12

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Lunch is included.