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550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Teaching and Evaluation Centre

Program Description

The Teaching and Evaluation Center (T & E Centre) provides programs for students with diagnosed learning disabilities in Language Arts.  The Centre provides in-depth educational assessment and programming and facilitates student understanding, acceptance and responsibility for academic difficulties.  The Centre encourages and teaches self-advocacy skills and learning strategies, promotes active parent involvement to encourage ongoing success and works with the referring school to provide recommendations that can be used in the student’s individual education plan (IEP).

The programs are currently located at Birchland and Ranch Park Elementary Schools and at Como Lake Middle School.  Students attend the Teaching and Evaluation Center daily from 8:25 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for a period of eight to ten weeks and return to their home schools every afternoon.  There are three terms for which schools can apply for their students to attend. Taxi transportation is provided to and from the Teaching & Evaluation Center (if required). 

Referral Process for Teaching and Evaluation Centre

Referrals should come from School-Based Teams following collection of the following data:

  • Psychoeducational assessment (include a copy of the most recent report - 5 years)
  • recent Achievement testing results (enter on screening form)
  • Language Screening/Assessment (include if one has been completed)
  • Current Reading Level - provide results of a current diagnostic assessment of the student's reading level using DRA.  Include a copy of the record form pertaining to the instructional level of the student.
  • Writing Sample - student will write on a selected topic
  • recent Audiological assessment (enter date on screening form)
  • recent Visual examination (enter date on screening form)
  • Individual Education Plan (provide a copy of the most recent IEP)
  • Classroom Observations checklist
  • Case History of previous services that have been provided to the student throughout their school years

Entrance Criteria

  • grades 4 to 8
  • average or above average intellectual ability
  • significant discrepancy between estimated intellectual potential and current academic achievement
  • minimal academic progress in spite of documented alternate teaching strategies and additional district support
  • consent of parent/guardian and student
  • commitment of home school for continued involvement and openness to follow-up suggestions

Schools should contact their Zone Coordinator if considering a referral. A District Screening Form is completed by the School-Based Team with all the collected data and then submitted to the Zone Coordinator for the school.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828