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Literacy Goals

 

All kindergarten learners will know all letter names/ sounds and 40 or more sight words by June.

90% of grade 1- 3 learners will meet or exceed expectations on PM Benchmarks Assessment by June.

Improving the quality of written ideas as measured by curriculum outcomes and common assessment tools.

Literacy
 
 
Ways We Will Support This Goal: 
  • Increase the use of literacy materials which include Indigenous peoples and culture
  • Blitz work several times each week to focus on small sets of literacy skills (Learning Support Worker, Aboriginal Education worker, and Learning Support Teacher run groups)
  • Joyful Literacy tools and interventions (circle charts)
  • Kindergarten literacy centers where students learn letter names/sounds and sight words through adult-guided, play-based centers. We do this daily with Kindergarten classes literacy
  • Early intervention with a focus on recognizing letter names/sounds and phonological awareness
  • Shared Read Aloud where students read together in a larger group
  • Daily morning message read by grade 3 students
  • Exploration of writing resources including Janet Mort resources and 6 Traits of Writing resources
  • Reading Groups where students work collaboratively with other students of similar reading abilities
  • Community Reading Program where adults listen to students read
How Will We Know?
  • Kindergarten literacy skills are measured using classroom assessment practices, Circle Charts, and the Early Years Evaluation Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) performed in September and June.
  • PM Benchmark Reading assessment data is used in the assessment of grade 1 – 3 students three times each year (at the end of a term).
  • Assessment of written ideas for grade 3 learners is measured in part using the Spring District Literacy assessment (RAD). 
2021-22 Data for PM Benchmarks
 
 
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Grade 1
gr 1 t1
TERM 1 (FALL)
gr 1 t2
TERM 2 (FEBRUARY)
gr 1 t3TERM 3 (MAY)
By the end of the school year, 67% of grade 1 students were meeting or exceeding in reading. 92% of students improved their reading level between terms 2 and 3.
Grade 2
g2 t1
TERM 1 (FALL)
gr 2 t2
TERM 2 (FEBRUARY)
gr2t3
TERM 3 (MAY)
By the end of the school year, 34% of grade 2 students were meeting or exceeding in reading.  52% of students improved their reading level between terms 2 and 3.
Grade 3
gr 3t1
TERM 1 (FALL)
Gr3t2
TERM 2 (FEBRUARY)
gr3t3
TERM 3 (MAY)
By the end of the school year, 69% of grade 3 students were meeting or exceeding in reading. 81% of students improved their reading level between terms 2 and 3. 

Over the last term, most students improved their reading level and we see a smaller fraction of students who are not meeting expectations (red section on graph). Note that every term, the PM benchmark for reading at grade level increases, meaning that students should continue to move up in reading levels as the year goes along.  Students who are not yet meeting grade level expectations will receive Tier 2 or Tier 3 support through blitzing, 1-on-1 support or small group support with our learning support teacher.

 
 
 
 
gr1fall      gr1spring       gr1june
By June 2021, 68% of grade 1 students were meeting or exceeding expectations in reading. 91% of grade 1 students had made gains in reading in the last term of the school year. 
 
 
gr2fall   gr2spring   gr2yearend
By June 2021, 50% of grade 2 students were meeting or exceeding expectations in reading. 85% of grade 2 students had made gains in reading in the last term of the school year. 
 
gr3fall    gr3spring       gr3june
By June 2021, 87% of grade 3 students were meeting or exceeding expectations in reading. 80% of grade 3 students had made gains in reading in the last term of the school year. 
 
 
District Reading Assessment (RAD) - READING & WRITING 
 

The RAD is an assessment that measures both reading and written output. Grade three students write the RAD assessment each year in May. End of grade three RAD data at the end of last year point to 87% of learners meeting or exceeding expectations based on overall scores. These results are constituent with the previous year’s data (88% of grade three students meeting or exceeding expectations). To address written output, we continue to focus on writing fluency/confidence throughout all grades beginning in kindergarten.

 

Spring 2022 Grade Three RAD Data

Did not write

Not Yet Meeting

Minimally Meeting

Meeting

Exceeding

Total meeting or exceeding

3%

10%

43%

37%

10%

87%

Spring 2021 Grade Three RAD Data

Did not write

Not Yet Meeting

Minimally Meeting

Meeting

Exceeding

Total meeting or exceeding

12%

0%

45%

42%

0%

88%

 

Spring 2020 Grade Three RAD Data - Not Available

Spring 2019 Grade Three RAD Data

Did not write

Not Yet Meeting

Minimally Meeting

Meeting

Exceeding

Total meeting or exceeding

14%

2%

30%

50%

5%

85%