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CTF Assessment Tool Overview

CTF Assessment Tool


Alberta Education developed a CTF assessment tool for each learning outcome. The tool supports the under-
standing that not all students learn the same way and at the same pace. The tool serves a number of purposes,
including:
assess student achievement of learning outcomes
provide behaviour descriptors
personalize assessment
differentiate instruction
plan effective learning activities
guide teacher developed assessments
determine a students background knowledge and skills
identify student strengths
determine a students next learning steps

CTF learning outcomes are the same for grades 5 through 9. The outcomes
provide the expectations for student learning
describe what a student should know or realistically be able to do by the end of a CTF task, challenge,
class or course
identify how students will be able to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills

How learning outcomes are taught and assessed is the professional responsibility of the teacher.

The CTF assessment tool for each learning outcome provides behaviour descriptors grouped according to three
stages. Behaviour descriptors are suggestions for how students can demonstrate the understanding and skills as-
sociated with each learning outcome. The three stages are acquire, apply and adapt. Behaviour descriptors and
stages
provide the opportunity to differentiate instruction and personalize assessment
recognize that students bring their own experiences, skills and prior knowledge to a learning experience
depend upon the complexity of the task or challenge
can vary from one challenge, occupational area or grade level to another
offer different entry points for students to participate in the learning process

Selecting the appropriate behaviour descriptor and stage for a student or group of students is important. The
behaviour descriptor can represent an entry point or an end goal. Students current knowledge and skills, their
strengths and the next steps in their learning are important in identifying entry points. Choosing a behaviour
descriptor or stage should
involve students
establish students prior knowledge
focus on what a student can do, clearly identifying both strengths and areas for growth
identify next steps for further learning

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The general descriptions for the three stages are:

Stages General Description

Acquire Construct meaning and understanding of the requirements of a learning outcome.

Apply Demonstrate and practise knowledge and skills associated with a learning outcome.

Analyze, assess, reflect on, integrate or modify knowledge and skills associated with a
Adapt
learning outcome.

CTF Assessment Tool

CTF Learning Outcome


CTF Stages

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ADAPT

relationships.
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their development of I develop Justify the skills you
effective relationship skills that use to support effective
skills.
support relationships during
s k ill s t o

the challenge.
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toward personal goals that
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will help develop effective

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u n derstanding of co
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Examine attitudes, behaviours or skills required n.
for working with others.

Provide examples of
Explain how group dynamics ways to work together.
affect the achievement of
common goals.
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working with others.

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collaborate to achieve a
common goal. I collaborate
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to achieve
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collaboration with others
common goals. helps to achieve common
goals.
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