Student Learning Assessments
These webinars will be recording and posted for those that cannot attend live.
Sept 22 – Overview of the SLA 3 Assessment
This webinar is designed to provide a quick overview of the key components of the SLA and options for administering part or all of the assessment. We will briefly discuss test administration tips, data reports, and be available to answer any specific participant questions.
October 12 – SLA 3 – Tips for Analyzing the SLA Data Report
This short webinar will provide a tour of SLA data reports. We will look at a few different ways to access class/student data and discuss efficient options for sorting and analyzing the results. Lastly, we will share some tips and tools for using the data to plan interventions.
Student Learning Assessments (SLAs) are digitally-based beginning of the year “check in” provincial assessments that enable both parents and teachers to identify student strengths and areas for growth at the start of the school year.
Educational consultants are available to provide support in these key areas:
- an overview of literacy and numeracy progressions, definitions, components, and elements
- collaborative marking sessions
- interpreting SLA data, and
- helping teachers to determine next steps in providing literacy and numeracy interventions.
Alberta Education has updated their materials to support districts, administrators and teachers who opt to administer this assessment in 2017-2018. These resources can be accessed on the Alberta Education site:
- General Information Bulletin
- Quick Facts for Teachers
- Quick Facts for Trustees
- Quick Facts for Superintendents
- Quick Facts for Parents and Guardians
- Literacy and Numeracy Information Bulletin
- SLA Access User Guide
- SLA User Guide
- SLA User Guide for Reports
- Sample Reports
- SLA Technical Requirements
- Released SLA Questions from 2014 and 2015
In the SLA Application, teachers now have secured preview access to all the digital questions and performance tasks. They will also be able to access “Sample Performance Tasks for Students“. The same resources listed above can also be found in French.
Student results will be available within 24 hours after a student completes the digital questions. Schools are expected to share students’ Grade3 SLA individual results with students’ parent(s) or guardian(s). There will be no public reporting of school, school authority or provincial results for the Student Learning Assessments.
For additional technical support using the Dashboard and preparing students to write SLAs, teachers can access the videos below.
How to Access the Teacher Dashboard
Teachers learn how to set up an account and access the teacher dashboard for the Grade 3 SLA.