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The ACAI is an instrument to help educators determine and develop their approach to classroom assessment. By completing the ACAI you will receive a personalize assessment profile that describes your approach to classroom assessment. This profile can be used to reflect on your current assessment practices, identify learning goals, and engage in targeted professional development.
The ACAI should take approximately 20-minutes to complete. As the ACAI aims to provide individualized information about your approach to assessment, there are no correct answers to the questions. Your answers should be based on your preferences and priorities.
There are four parts to the ACAI:

  • Part 1: Five scenario-based questions designed to analyze your approach to classroom assessment.
  • Part 2: Questions targeting your perceived skill in key assessment tasks and responsibilities.
  • Part 3: Questions about professional learning interests and preferences in assessment.
  • Part 4: Questions about teaching background.

The ACAI was developed by a research team at the Queen’s Faculty of Education led by
Dr. Christopher DeLuca and funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The ACAI is part of educational research. Additional information on research ethics is presented on the following page.
Researchers and Teacher Educators: The ACAI can be a useful tool to investigate teachers’ approaches to assessment or support teacher assessment literacy. If you are interested in using the ACAI for these purposes, our research team can help you. Please contact:



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