Success for all Saskatchewan Students
The Government of Saskatchewan is launching an initiative to improve student achievement in the province to ensure all students from prekindergarten to Grade 12 are provided with regular and consistent feedback on their progress, along with identifying and providing the assistance they require.
A strong education system is key to sustaining Saskatchewan’s growth and ensuring our young people are prepared for continued success in their future lives and careers.
Currently, Saskatchewan students are not achieving at the same level as some of their counterparts across the country and even around the world. All students deserve the same opportunities to learn and succeed.
Research shows that regular, individual assessments combined with the appropriate classroom supports have the greatest impact on student success, especially when their results are shared with them and their parents or caregivers.
Students need to be assessed individually and regularly to identify ways to help them succeed. We will be sharing the results of these assessments with caregivers and students, and providing the appropriate classroom supports, so that everyone is working together to help our students be successful.
Conducting regular, individual assessments isn’t a new idea, but it’s a new approach. Saskatchewan is the last province or territory in Canada to go in this direction. It is time for us to renew or approach.
Working Together - With Teachers and Families
For teachers: there are multiple assessments currently taking place and some of these will stop. This is not about making more work for you. Instead, it’s a consistent, province-wide approach that will provide you with the tools you need to help students in the classroom.
Parents and caregivers: you will be given ideas and suggestions to help guide your child’s learning at home. It will provide you with a broader perspective and show you how your child is doing.
Students, you will be able to see how you are doing and will receive helpful examples of what you need to do to achieve greater success in your classes.
We have wonderful schools and some of the best educated, dedicated and professional teachers working with our students. But, as a system, we can do better for our students.
In the coming months you will start to hear more and more about this plan. We will be working closely with our stakeholders; education partners, teachers, parents and students to offer the best support for student achievement across Saskatchewan.
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