Alberta students from kindergarten to Grade 6 will have to wait another year before they get to try out revisions to the province’s curriculum.
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said Thursday the plan to pilot the new K- 4 curriculum at some schools this fall has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Additionally, we have heard from our partners in the education system, that they believe their focus needs to be on a successful school reentry for students as they return to in-person schooling for the first time since March,” LaGrange said.
The draft K-4 curriculum will now be reviewed by teachers and subject matter experts before a copy is released to parents and teachers by early 2021, with pilots expected to launch for K-6 curriculums in September 2021.
It is anticipated that all students attending school in Alberta will be learning from the new K-6 curriculum by the 2022-23 school year. For grades 7-10, at a minimum, a draft curriculum will be ready for classroom testing in September 2022.