Achievement and Assessment at Our School

Teachers strive to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students. Assessment is a continuous process. We assess children by many methods, observation, anecdotal records, portfolios, daily work and tests. Students are also engaged in their own assessment.

One of the primary ways that Altadore staff and students capture and share their learning is through Google Drive. This is an online platform for creation, storage and sharing of student work. Whenever possible, student work will be viewable as it looks in process.  

This is a critical time in any work that is done at school. We believe that critical learning happens by looking at the process and making decisions about how to step forward from “where we are right now”.  We strongly encourage you to look at your child’s Google Drive account on a regular basis and have discussions with them about their learning process.  

Questions that you could consider include: 

  • What is the learning goal/what is the point of what you’re doing? 
  • How do you know you’re doing a good job?
  • What have you learned during this process and how have you used that information to adjust your work?
  • What is most important about what you’re learning right now? 
  • Why is it important? 
  • Why is it important to you? etc.  

Asked regularly, these questions and others like them will result in much deeper conversations about school than “What did you do/learn at school today?”

Presently, we are mandated by Alberta Education to administer achievement tests in grade six and Student Learning Assessments (SLA’s) in grade three.  Grade six students complete tests in writing (a narrative story and an informative news article), reading, mathematics (number operations and concepts and math problems), social studies and science. Grade three students complete assessments in literacy and numeracy.

Student Progress Reports

There are two reporting periods/report cards throughout the year. The first report card is sent home in January, the second in June. Parent/Teacher conferences will happen three times during the year and will NOT coincide with reporting periods. The focus of these conferences will be to discuss each student’s learning process and how home and school can work together to best enhance that process.

Families are asked to have looked at and discussed student work (including in Google Drive) prior to attending conferences.  If you have a question, please contact your child’s teacher. We would be happy to meet with you.

Assessment & Reporting

Achievement and Assessment at Our School

Teachers strive to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students. Assessment is a continuous process. We assess children by many methods, observation, anecdotal records, portfolios, daily work and tests. Students are also engaged in their own assessment.

One of the primary ways that Altadore staff and students capture and share their learning is through Google Drive. This is an online platform for creation, storage and sharing of student work. Whenever possible, student work will be viewable as it looks in process.  

This is a critical time in any work that is done at school. We believe that critical learning happens by looking at the process and making decisions about how to step forward from “where we are right now”.  We strongly encourage you to look at your child’s Google Drive account on a regular basis and have discussions with them about their learning process.  

Questions that you could consider include: 

  • What is the learning goal/what is the point of what you’re doing? 
  • How do you know you’re doing a good job?
  • What have you learned during this process and how have you used that information to adjust your work?
  • What is most important about what you’re learning right now? 
  • Why is it important? 
  • Why is it important to you? etc.  

Asked regularly, these questions and others like them will result in much deeper conversations about school than “What did you do/learn at school today?”

Presently, we are mandated by Alberta Education to administer achievement tests in grade six and Student Learning Assessments (SLA’s) in grade three.  Grade six students complete tests in writing (a narrative story and an informative news article), reading, mathematics (number operations and concepts and math problems), social studies and science. Grade three students complete assessments in literacy and numeracy.

Student Progress Reports

There are two reporting periods/report cards throughout the year. The first report card is sent home in January, the second in June. Parent/Teacher conferences will happen three times during the year and will NOT coincide with reporting periods. The focus of these conferences will be to discuss each student’s learning process and how home and school can work together to best enhance that process.

Families are asked to have looked at and discussed student work (including in Google Drive) prior to attending conferences.  If you have a question, please contact your child’s teacher. We would be happy to meet with you.

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​Assessment and Reporting at the CBE

The report card is one component in communicating student learning. In addition to the report card, schools communicate with parents/guardians about student progress on an ongoing basis in a variety of ways. Some other ways to learn how your child is doing are informal conversations with your child and your child’s teachers, celebrations of learning, conferences, and online tools such as D2L, HomeLogic and Iris. (See our Technology Tools page for more information.)

Visit the CBE website for more information and for the Parent’s Guide, Assessment and Reporting.​​​​​​​

Grading and Reporting at the CBE

We know it is important for parents/guardians to understand how their children are doing in school. Research shows that students are more successful with active parent/guardian involvement.​

The Alberta Programs of Study are changing, and like many other school divisions in the province, the CBE is redesigning assessment and reporting practices to reflect these changes. We are developing resources to help teachers, students and parents/guardians see and understand student progress and achievement. This process of redesign will continue to evolve over a number of years as we work with our schools and parents/guardians to develop a rich and varied approach to assessment across all grades and a common report card for K-9.

Assessment is not just about report cards. They are one of the ways schools communicate with parents/guardians about their child’s progress and achievement at certain times of the year. Assessment happens every day, in every classroom, throughout the school year. Assessing a student’s progress is one of the most important ways we support the continued learning of our students.

We invite you to learn more about assessment as we work together to develop assessment and reporting practices that support the continued success of our students.​​​​

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