Learning Supports


Assurance Framework

Domain Four

Learning Supports


The mobilization of resources (including expertise, facilities, human and community services) required to demonstrate shared, system-wide responsibility for all children and students.


  • Learning environments are adapted as necessary to meet learner needs, emphasizing a sense of belonging and high expectations for all.
  • Students and their families work in collaboration with education partners to support learning.
  • Cross-ministry initiatives and wraparound services enhance conditions required for optimal learning.
  • The school community applies the resources needed to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit student achievement.
  • Infrastructure (e.g., technology and transportation services) supports learning and meets the needs of Alberta students and their families, staff and communities.

Primary Strategies

  • Implement support services are available for students with severe or specific needs (Mild Moderate or English Language Learner coded students) AHS (Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists), behavioural supports, Psych Ed testing.
  • Provide collaboration time for teachers and support staff with Inclusive Education Lead teachers to plan goal setting, and accommodations and implement behaviour strategies where necessary.
  • Identify and implement appropriate professional development, courses or programs to support teachers and support staff who in turn support students with specific needs.
  • Increase Family Student Liason time, and conferring with Mental Health through AHS to improve support for mental health and wellness concerns for students and parents.

OnGoing Strategies

  • Utilize the support of F & P assessment, Read Theory results, Learning Reduction testing, PAT and DIP results to identify areas of need and weakness.
  • Provide resources, textbooks, digital software, supplemental programming through Reading Reduction grant, ELL support.
  • Provide small group pull out where possible to address student needs and support, FLEX time for junior high students as an option class for more support.
  • Provide senior high students with additional academic support for core subjects where spares permit.
  • FSL identify and support students who are expressing anxiety and to build coping strategies.

Performance Measures


Domain Four Local Measures:

  • Gr 4-6 Q8 I know that my teacher wants me to do my best work 99% Yes - Goal 100%
  • Gr 7-12 Q10 How satisfied are you with the help and support you receive from teachers to help you learn 91% very satisfied and satisfied - Goal 95%
  • Teacher Q18 How satisfied are you with the resources available at the school for teaching and learning 85% of teachers are satisfied with the resources available to support students. - Goal 90%
  • Support Staff Q18 How satisfied are you with the support services provided by non-school agencies or specialists 50% very satisfied or satisfied - Goal 75%
  • Parent Q19 How satisfied are you with the resources available at the school for teaching and learning 90% of parents are satisfied with the resources available at the school - Goal 92%
  •  Parent Q26 How satisfied are you with the overall quality of education your child is receiving in this school 93% very satisfied or satisfied - Goal 95%

Domain Four Provincial Measures:

  • Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments - 87.8% Province, 88.1% BSS - Goal 90%
  • Access To Support Services 82.6% Province, 83.3 BSS - Goal 85%
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