As the need arises for teachers to participate in item writing and field testing, letters are sent to superintendents requesting their nominations. Item writing takes place throughout the year and is a vital component of the diploma exam program. Field testing provides important validation of questions. It also provides students and teachers with the opportunity to become familiar with the nature of questions they will encounter on future diploma exams. Only teachers who have been nominated by their superintendents are eligible to participate in these activities. Teachers who are interested in these activities should inform their principals.
If you are seeking information about or wish to book a workshop related to diploma exams, interpretation of exam results, and other exam-related issues, contact your Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (link to the right).