Inter-University Doctoral Program
in Educational Studies
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Assessment is an important part of my work because….
Assessment has been a unifying focus in Monica’s professional practice and continuing education. In her role as Director of Programs and Student Services, she oversees all aspects of the assessment and evaluation of student achievement in the school board, including Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning. Monica’s current research explores the utilization of large-scale assessments to support advances in teaching and learning that promote increased student achievement. Of particular interest are the common barriers that hamper the use of large-scale assessments by educators in various jurisdictions and effective strategies for overcoming these barriers. Part of this exploration entails a search for ways to combine Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning at the classroom and school levels.
The current assessment focus of my work is:
The overarching theme of Monica’s research is the pivotal role of assessment in promoting increased student achievement and the narrowing the multi-faceted ‘achievement gap’.
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