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Decision Authority for Programs, Curriculum,Student Assessment and Instructional Resources

  • Code: GEE.AR
    Topic: Decision Authority for Programs, Curriculum,Student Assessment and Instructional Resources
    Issue Date: 23/06/2010
    Effective Date: 07/06/2010
    Review Year: 2015

Regulation

The Minister of Education maintains the authority for prescribing the programs and courses of study which will be taught to students throughout the province of Alberta. 

Edmonton Public Schools has the authority to develop, acquire, and offer courses and programs. The District is responsible for assessing, providing programming for, placing and evaluating their students enrolled in district schools. 

The following outlines the decision authority for the various components of programs and curriculum:

COURSES OF STUDY  AUTHORITY 
Core  Alberta Education
Complementary  Alberta Education

Locally Developed (Elementary and Junior High) 

the Board of Trustees
- The Board of Trustees with a review by Alberta Education
Pilots of Courses, Portions of Courses  the Board of Trustees
Optional Year Implementation  the Board of Trustees
Mandatory Implementation  Alberta Education
DISTRICT PROGRAMS   AUTHORITY
Distribution  the Superintendent of Schools
Pilots of Programs  the Board of Trustees 
STUDENT ASSESSMENT   AUTHORITY
Provincial Alberta Education
District  the Superintendent of Schools
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES   AUTHORITY
Provincial  Alberta Education
District Developed  the Superintendent of Schools
Controversial    the Board of Trustees
Pilot of Resources  the Superintendent of Schools

References

GAA.BP Delivery of Student Programs of Study
GE.BP Organization for Instruction