Written report cards for all students (K-2) will be issued:
- January 27, 2021
- June 28, 2022
Achievement and Assessment
Teachers strive to provide holistic teaching and learning experiences that focus on the Spiritual (spirit), Emotional (heart),Physical (body) and Intellectual (mind), domains. Assessment at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre is a continuous process and is observed and collected from children and students by many methods; observation, anecdotal records, IRIS, portfolios, formative daily work and summative assessments. Students are also engaged in their own goal reporting and assessment.
Our Preschool children's progress in the following domains are monitored throughout the year: communication, cognitive (learning and play), social/emotional, fine motor skills and gross motor skills. This progress is documented in Individual Program Plans for learners who access special education programming and in a Learning Update Report for all others.
As regulated by Alberta Education, these are a written report on student progress. Academic progress is reported relative to learner expectations outlined in the Alberta Program of Studies and are sent home twice a year in January and June for our K-2 students.
Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled in October, January and March. Attending this conference is an integral part of maintaining open communication between parents and the teacher. Please see visit our Parent-Teacher Conferences page for more details.
Early Years Evaluation Tool (EYE-TA)
The Early Years Evaluation Tool (EYE – TA) is designed to assist educators in assessing the skills of children aged 3-6 years or in kindergarten. The main role of the EYE-TA is to help inform teaching decisions. The EYE – TA assesses a child’s development in 5 holistic domains:
- Awareness of Self and Environment
- Social Skills, Behaviour and Approaches to Learning
- Cognitive Skills
- Language and Communication
- Physical Development
Individual Program Plans
In accordance with section 47 of the School Act and Alberta Education’s Standards for Special Education, a student who is determined to be in need of a special education program is entitled to have access to special education programming.
Parents are asked to formally review and sign their child’s Individual Program Plans (IPPs) in October, January, March and June at student – parent – teacher conferences or we encourage parents to book an appointment to discuss their child’s IPP at any time throughout the school year.
The Niitsitapi Learning Centre uses Iris to support the personalization of learning. Iris provides a web based space for:
- students to reflect upon and share who they are as learners
- teachers to gather, document and act upon insights into each learner