Literacy & Numeracy
Literacy and Numeracy refers to the ability of students to effectively and confidently work with words and numbers.
- Each learner is proficient in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Each learner is proficient in the areas of reasoning and applying numerical concepts.
- Continue implementation of the District’s Literacy Framework, with a focus on Fountas & Pinnell Benchmarking and responding appropriately through strategies involving: fluency, vocabulary, background knowledge, word recognition, and comprehension.
- Continue the use of Literacy Coaches in targeted schools.
- Implement opportunities for increased parental involvement to support literacy in the home.
- Expand the use of guided reading resources containing local First Nations and Métis perspectives.
- Establish a Math Steering Committee.
- Apply the District Numeracy Framework with a focus on increasing the efficacy of Math Teachers.
- Implement common expectations for a numeracy-rich classroom, including: effective formative assessment that includes a focus on essential outcomes, engagement with numeracy in relevant and meaningful contexts, and a focus on a Mathematical Mindset.
- Refine the use of the Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI) ensuring students in Grades 2-9 are benchmarked and the data is individually recorded for instructional planning purposes.
- Explore and implement opportunities for increased parental involvement to support numeracy in the home.
- Percentage of students who achieved the acceptable standard and the standard of excellence on Grade 6 & 9 English Language Arts Provincial Achievement Tests and English 30-1 and English 30-2 Diploma Examinations. (AE)
- Percentage of students in Grades 1 to 8 who are reading/literate within one year of grade level. (RDP)
- Survey result scores for literacy satisfaction by students, parents and staff. (RDP)
- Literacy data from the Kindergarten Early Years Evaluation - Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA).
- Percentage of students in Grades 2-9 who are numerate within one year of grade level, as reported through the Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI).