CAfLN Blog and News
It is hard to believe that CAfLN is four years old and five years since Damian, Ken and I first met to talk about a cross-Canada network that connected educators who believe in assessment for learning. Our enthusiasm for CAfLN was fueled by the powerful practices that we were seeing and hearing about in classrooms […]
Submitted by Beate Planche ED.D. In considering what the influences have been on my own understanding of sound assessment practice, I think first of my experiences years ago with YRDSB’s assessment literacy project. As a team, with members across areas and schools, we put our understandings on the table – and supported each other’s thinking […]
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 […]
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.