PSD Provincial Achievement Tests and Grade 12 Diploma Exam Results

October 19, 2016 - Alberta Education’s Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Examinations are one measure used to assist schools and jurisdictions to monitor student performance in relation to provincial standards for a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and competencies as outlined in the Ministry’s Programs of Study. For teachers, these assessments provide valuable feedback on program strengths and weaknesses, the effectiveness of instructional techniques and student comprehension levels. Post-secondary institutions use final course marks as an entry-measurement for accepting potential students.

For the complete Executive Summary and for the Provincial Achievement Tests & June Diploma Exam Summary Results Report for 2015 - 2016, please visit our Derived Results page in our Education Planning section of our website.

To Consider

  • Results of provincial assessments are one way of assuring Albertans that the system is meeting provincial standards and the needs of students. These results are used as reporting mechanisms in several Accountability Pillar measures.
  • Standardized provincial assessments are meant to complement, not replace, day-to-day teacher observations and classroom assessment.
  • Standardized tests are one way of enabling Alberta Education, as well as parents, teachers, and school boards, to assess student achievement and to identify strengths and areas for growth.

Parkland School Division Results

Highlights from Parkland School Division's students include:

  • Parkland School Division continues to produce very stong Diploma results;
  • French Immersion experiences significant growth and strong results, some challenges remain;
  • Grade 6 experienced growth in all subjects;
  • Grade 9 results identified areas for growth;
  • Math remains as an area for increased focus

Archived results can be found in our Reports & Publications section of our website.

For more information contact:
Scott Johnston
Associate Superintendent