The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and sustaining Assessment for Learning (AfL) in educational institutions across Canada.
Started by Damian Cooper, Ken O'Connor, & Lorna Earl, the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a member-led, non-profit organization that connects people across Canada who are interested in the use of assessment for learning and the development of related policies and research in education.
CAfLN emerged from conversations among Damian, Lorna, and Ken about the value and need for a pan-Canadian conversation about AfL - what it means, how it is implemented and what difference it is making in teaching and learning. As founding members, and first board of directors, they welcome input and support from all teachers, leaders and researchers who are interested in establishing and sustaining AfL in Canada.
CAfLN Blog and News
Lorna Earl, Ph.D. It has come to that time when we are all working to close out another school year successfully, and planning for the changes that will come in the new year. For me, and I hope for all of the educators who participated, the CAfLN conference and symposium provided a respite and […]
Submitted by David Cameron from People for Education This report provides an update on People for Education’s Measuring What Matters (MWM) initiative, including some of the early findings coming out of the school field trials. … it isn’t about what [students] understand about seasonal changes in my science curriculum, it’s how they’re thinking critically and asking questions […]
After some minor technical difficulties, Veronica Saretsky started off the meeting and welcoming Damian Cooper from Ontario and Ken O’Connor from Florida. Both Damian and Ken shared information about the beginning of CAfLN and their hopes for connecting assessment for learning practice and practitioners across Canada. Each of them also shared what they are currently […]