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CTS

Grade 8
Career and Technology Studies

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What your teen is learning

In CTS, your teen can explore their interests and passions in any of the five CTS clusters in order to develop life skills and prepare for their career or for post-secondary education. Your teen can choose introductory courses from Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology; Health, Recreation & Human Services; Media, Design & Communication Arts; Natural Resources; or Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation.

How your teen is assessed

Your teen’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your teen’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your teen is doing throughout the course. The teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your teen. At the end of the course, your teen is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit LearnAlberta.ca or the Authorized Resources Database to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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