Assessment for Learning

Fort McMurray Catholic Schools is an active member of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (ACC) and is striving to implement modern and proven assessment practices that positively impact student learning.

We believe that successful learners are active participants in their learning and that classroom-based assessment is the best source of information about student learning. District teachers use a variety of methods to determine what students know and are able to do. To do this, both assessment for learning and assessment of learning methods are used.

Assessment for learning involves an ongoing exchange of information between students and teachers about progress toward clearly specified learner outcomes. Examples of these assessment methods include:

* Observations

* In-class work

* Conversations

Assessment of learning involves collecting information about learning to make judgments about student performance and achievement at the end of a period of instruction to be shared with those outside classrooms. Examples of these assessment methods include:

* Tests

* Projects

* Essays

    With the assistance of the Alberta Assessment Consortium, the District and School Admin team supports, teachers and leaders will participate in on-going quality professional learning to continuously improve student learning.


    Get in Touch

    Father Mercredi High School
    455 Silin Forest Rd
    Fort McMurray, AB,
    T9H 4V6
    Phone: (780) 799-5725
    Fax:  (780) 799-5740

    To report attendance
    General Inquiries

    Ms. Lisa Miller

    Vice Principals
    Mrs. Kirsten McConnell

    Mr. Jeff Power

    Mrs. Daron Van Lingen

    Learning Coaches

    Bob Van Thiel

    Eithne Pierre



    Mrs. Jamie Beaton (extension 5416)

    Mrs. Trudy Finnson (extension 5512)

    Classroom Support Teachers

    Christa DeMerchant (extension 5413)

    Jennifer O’Brien (extension 5415)

    Science & Technology Centre

    Mr. Tim Kilburn-Project Consultant

    FNMI Aboriginal Liaisons

    TrudieAnn Plamondon (extension 5477) Grade 10-12

    Kayla Aikins (extension 5516) Grade 7-9