Carmen and I had the opportunity to meet with each teacher on Monday and Tuesday of this week to speak about their student report card data. The purpose of these meetings was to provide teachers with an opportunity to analyze their report card data as it pertains to our School Development goals and as an articulation of CBE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines as represented through their body of evidence. Teachers shared some tasks, assessments and rubrics, as well as informed us of their next steps in teaching and learning. The time we spent with each teacher allowed us to celebrate the great work they do, provided us with an opportunity to give them some feedback, and ultimately gave us insight into whole school data which is fundamental for us to further our School Development Plan goals for this year.
Both Carmen and I were excited to see the wealth
of student-created work that had been assessed based on specific learning
intentions from the Alberta Program of Studies. Teachers’ assessments had
strong rubrics, and a variety of feedback tools, including student
We are pleased to see an extensive collaboration between grade teachers and divisional groups (Div I K-3 and Div II 4-6) as pedagogy, unit planning, assessment, tasks, and personalization of student learning is visible in their work.
We feel confident that teachers will have ample student artifacts to demonstrate where students are at in the Alberta Program of Studies during Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 11 and 12.
In 2021/22, all schools in CBE will transition to PowerTeacher Gradebook software where teachers will input their grades/comments, and parents will see them as teachers assess the tasks. For parents with junior or high school students, you will already know how valuable it is to know how students are doing on an ongoing basis.