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.


    Contact Info

    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

    Mrs. Natasha MacArthur-Poole

    Vice Principals
    Mr. Brendan Toner  Grade 7 and 10

    Mrs. Connie Farrell  Grade 9 and 11

    Mrs. Deborah Kitching  Grade 8 and 12

    Learning Coaches

    Mr. Bob Van Thiel

    Eithne Pierre



    Ms. Kate MacDonald (extension 5413)

    Mrs. Trudy Finnson (extension 5512)

    Classroom Support Teachers

    Christa DeMerchant (extension 5415)

    Jeff Power (extension 5416)

    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