As of October 31, over 78% of students registered for the Grade 3 SLA have completed either the literacy or numeracy components of the assessment. Reports for these students have been made available to teachers within 24 hours of submitting the completed components.
As well, Alberta Education now has an agreement with an independent research team to evaluate the efficacy and value of the Grade 3 SLA. Working together with participating school authorities, the research team will help inform future developments in provincial assessment.
The 2016-17 Grade 3 SLA Pilot is quickly approaching, and the General Information Bulletin for the upcoming SLA is now available, as well as quick facts for teachers, superintendents, school trustees, and parents/guardians. These are all available on the resources section of this site.
Teachers who are set up to access the SLA application can also preview SLA items for both literacy and numeracy components of the assessment from August 15 to August 31. The SLA will be ready for use by teachers on September 1, 2016.
Alberta Education recently contacted school authorities who were selected by random sample to invite them to participate in the 2016-17 Student Learning Assessment (SLA) pilot. A list of invited school authorities is available, and more updates on the SLA will be made available on this website in the coming months.
This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.