Accountability Pillar

October 2007 Accountability Pillar Overall Summary

The October 2007 Provincial Summary below provides provincial results and evaluations on each Accountability Pillar measure. Each measure links to multi-year results for each Alberta school jurisdiction and to multi-year results for the province on non-survey measures. Multi-year provincial results on survey measures are available in a separate report.

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Goal Measure Category Measure Category Evaluation Measure Provincial Results Measure Evaluation
Current Result Prev Year Result Prev 3 Yr Average Achievement Improvement Overall
Goal 1: High Quality Learning Opportunities for All Safe and Caring Schools

Good

Safe and Caring 84.2 84.4 82.7 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

Student Learning Opportunities

Good

Program of Studies 78.5 78.1 76.9

High

Improved Significantly

Good

Education Quality 87.6 87.7 86.0

High

Improved Significantly

Good

Drop Out Rate 4.7 4.9 5.3 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

High School Completion Rate (3 yr) 70.4 70.4 69.1 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

Goal 2: Excellence in Learner Outcomes Student Learning Achievement (Grades K-9) Issue PAT: Acceptable 75.9 76.9 77.1 Intermediate

Declined Significantly

Issue
PAT: Excellence 19.5 19.1 19.3 Intermediate Maintained Acceptable
Student Learning Achievement (Grades 10-12)

Good

Diploma Exams: Acceptable 85.4 84.7 85.4 Intermediate Maintained Acceptable
Diploma Exams: Excellence 23.3 23.0 22.7

High

Improved Significantly

Good

Diploma Exam Participation Rate (4+ Exams) 53.7 53.5 52.4 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility Rate 37.2 35.3 33.9

High

Improved Significantly

Good

Preparation for Lifelong Learning, World of Work, Citizenship

Good

Transition Rate (4 yr) 39.5 37.0 34.6

High

Improved Significantly

Good

Work Preparation 77.1 77.0 74.7 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

Citizenship 76.6 76.8 74.8 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

Goal 3: Highly Responsive and Responsible Jurisdiction (Ministry) Parental Involvement

Good

Parental Involvement 77.5 77.9 76.0 Intermediate

Improved Significantly

Good

Continuous Improvement

Good

School Improvement 76.3 76.8 73.2

High

Improved Significantly

Good

Note that the results for PAT: Acceptable and PAT: Excellence do not include Science 9, as there was not sufficient baseline data available for that course at the time the Accountability Pillar was established.

Alberta Education shares results and evaluations of Accountability Pillar measures with school jurisdictions every May and October. School jurisdictions include this information in their three-year education plans in June and annual education results reports in November. The October 2007 jurisdiction Accountability Pillar summaries are available here.