The instructional program at Steinhauer follows the program of studies set out by Alberta Education as interpreted by the Edmonton Public School District. Our students receive a planned program in the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, music, art, and health. Students have access to technology in an integrated fashion throughout the school year. All grades four, five and six students receive second language instruction in French.
At Steinhauer School...
- Every child has the ability to learn.
- We provide high quality learning opportunities to meet the needs of every student.
- Students are encouraged to persevere, take risks and value learning.
- Teachers and students use assessment information to work together to create a positive learning environment.
- Parents are encouraged to use assessment information to support their child's ongoing growth and to help set positive learning goals.
- For teachers, the primary purpose of classroom assessment is to plan for and guide instruction to enhance learning.
- The Program of Studies is used as the basis for instruction and assessment.
- Teachers actively use assessment information to shape instruction.
- Teachers use the information gathered to determine individual learning needs.
- Teachers use two primary methods of assessment in every classroom, every day, for every student: Assessment For Learning (guides instruction in relation to the Program of Studies) and Assessment Of Learning (grading practices).
- Assessment practices are recent and consistent.
- Students have a clear understanding of what they are expected to learn.
- Teachers use a variety of assessments such as observations, daily assignments, projects, anecdotal notes, oral testing, written tests, checklists, PATs, and HLATs.
- Assessment is fair and flexible.
- Assessments are purposefully designed to motivate and challenge students and encompass students' learning styles and needs.
- Over the course of the year, students are provided choice in how they demonstrate their learning.
- Students are actively involved in their own learning. They are provided feedback about their learning. They persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in accomplishing their work.
There are two judgments on the progress report: both a performance mark and the Grade Level of Achievement. If your child is not at grade level, this will be indicated on the progress report.
Reporting and Communicating Student Achievement
You will receive information on student achievement by progress reports that will be issued three times throughout the year in November, March and June. Parent conferences will be conducted in the fall. A school-wide celebration of learning will be held in the spring. If parents have concerns between reporting periods, they are encouraged to call at any time for an appointment to discuss their child's progress.
There are other means of communicating student achievement and growth during the school year. The school also has a number of assemblies, concerts, and celebrations where the public can see how students are progressing in the fine arts. Art and student writings are on display throughout the school at all times.