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c. Modified programs, which require an IPP (i.e. PLP), are based on learning outcomes that are significantly different from the Alberta Program of Studies, are not graded in the same way as regular or
adapted program, and are specifically selected to meet a student’s
special education needs. d. Accommodations are specific supports provided for individual students working from the Alberta Program of Studies. e. Fair and accurate assessment
centered on an outcome-aligned body of evidence
is inherently connected to teacher professional judgment. f. Within the realm of teacher professional judgment, teachers are responsible for: aligning instruction with curricular learner outcomes; using outcome-aligned assessments to measure learning at the diagnostic, formative and summative stages; sharing learner outcomes and criteria with students throughout the learning process; openly communicating information about learning with students and parents/guardians; actively involving students in their learning and assessment;
adapting and modifying programs based on students’ Individual
Program Plans; creating opportunities for ongoing descriptive feedback that moves student learning forward; designing learning experiences and assessments with real-world connections for students; creating opportunities for student input and choice in learning; deriving evidence of student learning from a variety of sources and types of assessment; distinguishing between, and documenting, formative and summative evidence;
assessing each student’s individual achievement within the
context of partner or group work; differentiating the evidence that best reflects each
of understanding and achievement (i.e. may not be the same evidence for every student); incorporating student learning preferences and learning styles; determining and reporting the Grade Level of Achievement (GLA) at the end of June in grades 1 to 9 English Language Arts, Math, and French Language Arts .
Collection of Evidence and Basis of Assessment
a. Learning focused on higher levels of cognition (i.e. upper levels of
Bloom’s Taxonomy) should be emphasized over lower levels
of cognition and rote learning.