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Assessment for Learning POLY 1015

Polytechnic Teaching Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

NOTE: All registrants must first contact​ In this course, learners will examine the who, what, why, when, and how of learning assessment. The course starts with separating the ideas of evaluation and assessment. Learners then revisit and expand on concepts introduced in the ISW: writing learning outcomes, alignment in course design, backwards design, and course goals. Formative assessment is discussed including effective feedback and classroom assessment techniques that can result in motivation and metacognition. Students will then explore assessment design including different types of assessment and their alignment within the course. Design of grading tools will also be explored including rubrics and checklists. Other concepts foundational to good assessment design - validity, reliability, ethics and privacy, and authenticity are woven throughout the course.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of POLY 1015 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91793


Thu Jan 25 - Sun Mar 24 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 91793
  • Domestic fees $758.16
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 25 - Mar 24 Thu 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby
Jan 25 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Feb 20 Tue 17:00 - 18:00 Online
Mar 19 Tue 17:00 - 19:30 Online

Michele Bridge

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please contact for approval to register.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze different types of assessment strategies and techniques.
  • Align assessment strategies with learning outcomes/objectives and instructional activities.
  • Create well-designed, well-aligned and appropriate assessment instruments.
  • Develop well-designed, well-aligned and appropriate marking and grading schemes.
  • Select and use appropriate types of informal assessment strategies and techniques.
  • Apply ethical considerations in the evaluation of learning.
  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate to the role of an educator through meaningful contributions in in-class and online learning and completion of all activities and assignments.

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Assessment for Learning (POLY 1015) is offered as a part of the following programs:

Learning and Teaching Centre

  1. Polytechnic Teaching
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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