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
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.
Lunch is included.