By Sherry Bennett and Anne Mulgrew
Criteria, when they are credible, assist teachers in designing assessments that will yield valid and reliable evidence and, at the same time, support student learning. Criteria, in essence, form the thread linking curriculum, instruction and assessment. The process of creating credible criteria is a professional responsibility, requiring a deep understanding of curriculum. Creating Credible Criteria models the art of articulating accurate assessment criteria within the Alberta Context.