Program Description/Curriculum Letter

This is a written summary of inquiries, units of study, and concepts and skills that have been investigated and developed by students over a given period of time.

Report Cards and Dates

  • Jan. 25, 2018
  • June 28, 2018

Achievement & Assessment

Teachers strive to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students. Assessment is a continuous process. Student learning is assessed through a variety of methods including observation, work samples, tests, anecdotal records, portfolios, conversations, and student learning plans. Students are also engaged in self-assessment and seek actionable feedback from peers. Information gleaned through these processes is used to plan for next steps in learning and to demonstrate growth and improvement over time.

Personalized Learning 

Colonel Walker School represents a diverse learning community. Our teachers recognize that all students learn differently and benefit from opportunities that are personalized specifically for their needs, strengths and areas of interest. All students at Colonel Walker School work with their teachers to establish, pursue, and assess a range of personal goals related to academics, health, character, and citizenship.

In some cases, teachers adapt curriculum as required in order to meet the needs of students who benefit from specialized support in their learning. Some of our students are on Individualized Program Plans (IPP's), which allow teachers to adapt the Alberta Program of Studies.

Some students receive support from the School Learning Team and Educational Assistants. The school also works very closely with CBE specialists, strategists, and psychologists and collaborates with AHS speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

Assessment & Reporting

Program Description/Curriculum Letter

This is a written summary of inquiries, units of study, and concepts and skills that have been investigated and developed by students over a given period of time.

Report Cards and Dates

  • Jan. 25, 2018
  • June 28, 2018

Achievement & Assessment

Teachers strive to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students. Assessment is a continuous process. Student learning is assessed through a variety of methods including observation, work samples, tests, anecdotal records, portfolios, conversations, and student learning plans. Students are also engaged in self-assessment and seek actionable feedback from peers. Information gleaned through these processes is used to plan for next steps in learning and to demonstrate growth and improvement over time.

Personalized Learning 

Colonel Walker School represents a diverse learning community. Our teachers recognize that all students learn differently and benefit from opportunities that are personalized specifically for their needs, strengths and areas of interest. All students at Colonel Walker School work with their teachers to establish, pursue, and assess a range of personal goals related to academics, health, character, and citizenship.

In some cases, teachers adapt curriculum as required in order to meet the needs of students who benefit from specialized support in their learning. Some of our students are on Individualized Program Plans (IPP's), which allow teachers to adapt the Alberta Program of Studies.

Some students receive support from the School Learning Team and Educational Assistants. The school also works very closely with CBE specialists, strategists, and psychologists and collaborates with AHS speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

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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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