CASS and its members value research and recognize that decisions made based on research are sound and defensible. CASS thanks the authors of these reports for their commitment to telling their respective evidence-based stories.

Recent CASS commissioned research (Spring 2018)includes a focus on leadership development programs including a literature review, overview of leadership development programs in Alberta and University and School Authority Partnerships

Practice profiles are intended to frame your reflection on your practice, based on the indicators for the competencies in the respective Professional Practice Standards. The Superintendent Practice Profile is based on the competencies within the Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard (SLQS), while the System Education Leader Practice Profile was developed using some competencies from the SLQS and other competencies from the Leadership Quality Standard, with the intent to reflect the roles and responsibilities of system education leaders.

Competency Overviews were designed to support awareness and understanding of the seven competencies in the SLQS.  The content includes the description and indicators from Alberta Education as well as  four sections providing different information to support awareness and understanding.  The four sections offering further understanding of the competency:  Legal and Key References, Research, Practice in Alberta and Resources

Download all Competency Overviews (February 2018) in one PDF file

The Ministerial Order to formalize the Professional Practice Standards was signed by Minister Eggen on February 7, 2018. Click on the box to the left to access links to download all three Professional Practice Standards. There is also a link to the Alberta Education webpage developed to support implementation of the Professional Practice Standards.

Getting Ready for Implementation Workshop Materials: Nurturing a Focused Direction in Support of Building Capacity

  1. Facilitator Guide including: Padlet link to the Workshop Materials and Google Slide Deck

Alberta Technology Leaders in Education, or ATLE ( ) and CASS have collaborated to set the stage for system work in leveraging technology purpose, policy and practice in support of student- centred learning. Based on school authority involvement and this project Learning Guides were created to support implementation of the intent of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning and your own school authority’ s journey in providing optimum learning for all students.