Alberta Education is working closely with the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) to provide implementation supports for teachers and administrators for the Grade 3 SLA. Supports for teachers and administrators can be provided through (face to face and/or online) sessions based on need and demand. Examples of ARPDC sessions are: how to access and/or administer the Grade 3 SLA.
More information can be found on the websites of the regional consortia. These are listed on the "Regional Professional Development Consortia" set of links.
To assist in preparing for the Grade 3 SLA, teachers have preview access to all the 2017- 18 digital questions and performance tasks beginning August 14, 2017. The questions can be accessed through the SLA Application.
The Sample Performance Task is an example of the type of performance task that will be administered in the Student Learning Assessment. A literacy and numeracy sample performance task are both available on the "Sample Performance Tasks for Students" section. Two samples of performance tasks that teachers can use to help prepare for the Grade 3 SLA. One is called "The Red Fox" and is a sample of the literacy performance task. The second is titled "The Zoo" and is a numeracy-focused performance task.