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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Alternative Assessment Resources

Alternative Assessments are a method of evaluation that measures a student’s level of proficiency in a subject as opposed to the student’s level of knowledge. The overall goal of alternative assessment is to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and execute tasks in unique and innovative ways. These can also be called "performance tests" or "authentic assessment." There are a variety of alternative assessments you may wish to explore. Please view the resources below for some alternative assessment best practices, examples, and strategies.

Best Practices - Alternative Assessments, Ryerson University, Teaching and Learning Office
Examples of Alternative Assessments, University of Minnesota, Center for Educational Innovation
Assessment Strategies, Western Washington University, Center for Instructional Innovation
Using Alternative Assessments, Brigham Young University, Center for Teaching and Learning



  • Write a Persuasive Letter 
  • Collaborative Tests 
  • Students Mark their Own Tests and Correct Errors 
  • Student-Generated Questions 


Wiggins, G. P. (1998). Educative assessment: Designing assessments to inform and improve student performance. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stiggins, R. J. (1987). The design and development of performance assessments. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 6, 33-42.