Wed, 2 Oct, 2013
Building pathways to success
Edmonton Public Schools releases student achievement results
The District’s student achievement results for the 2012-2013 school year show progress in a number of key areas and that trend is expected to continue.
The Accountability Pillar, which is used by the Province to monitor all school jurisdiction’s performance, shows Edmonton Public Schools made significant improvement in achieving the acceptable standard and standard of excellence on diploma exams, receiving an overall rating of good and excellent on these measures, respectively. The District also maintained its rating of excellence in educational quality, program of studies, citizenship, school improvement and creating safe and caring learning environments.
“These results tell us we’re moving in the right direction, providing students with a great education that’s helping them experience success,” says Sarah Hoffman, Board Chair. “We have incredibly dedicated teachers and staff across our District doing an outstanding job in nurturing the potential of our students, and our Board couldn’t be prouder of that.”
Edmonton Public Schools continues to see growth in its five year high school completion rate. From 2007-2008 to 2011-2012, the District saw a 2.8 per cent increase in this rate, rising from 73.7 per cent to 76.5 per cent. High school students showed strong results this year on diploma exams, slightly exceeding the Province at the standard of excellence in all science subjects, while results at the acceptable standard and standard of excellence in English, social studies and math declined. In comparison to the Province, students in Grades 3, 6 and 9 did well in achieving the acceptable standard and standard of excellence on provincial achievement tests.
“In order to sustain these positive results, we know our District’s focus has to be on ensuring all students have access to high quality learning environments, fantastic teachers, and a diverse range of interventions and supports,” says Darrel Robertson, Superintendent of Schools. “Improving outcomes for kids is a shared vision among staff, parents and our communities, and together, I’m confident we’ll continue to offer the strategies and solutions that will help them succeed.”
For complete achievement result reports, click here.