Student Achievement [SGA.SA]

Students achieve prescribed provincial learning outcomes, demonstrating foundational skills, and strengths in literacy and numeracy.

Exploring the Context

Student success and well-being depends on quality instruction in an atmosphere that respects each learner’s independent spirit. Stakeholder trust and confidence is gained when all student learning is meaningfully connected to the Alberta Programs of Study and all students demonstrate foundational skills, and strengths in literacy and numeracy. Essentially, the representation of this Element speaks well to our value that learning opportunities are:

  • Purposeful,
  • Essential,
  • Relevant,
  • Authentic, and
  • Responsive.

Alternative Context: Ongoing Pandemic

Our expectation is that students demonstrate this Element regardless of the method of learning in place. Should our students be expected to continue learning remotely, it will be exceptionally necessary to ensure that students are attending to the foundational aspects of the curricula.

Avenues for Development

  • The Division explores, shares and promotes improvements to instructional practices that increase success and mindful student engagement utilizing the Alberta Programs of Study.
     
  • The Division promotes exemplars that capture the process of utilizing the Alberta Programs of Study through competencies as opposed to content.
     
  • The Division researches, reveals and shares innovation and technology approaches to remove barriers to learning.
     
  • The Division supports staff initiatives to stay current with, and apply, educational research to learning and teaching.

Milestones

As we progress toward achieving this Element, we will look to ensure that students experience, and can effectively demonstrate and achieve, student learning outcomes and competencies across the Alberta Programs of Study. We will look for evidence that learning tasks effectively connect students to the world outside of school and provide a greater audience for students to share and collaborate. Increased attention to this assurance element will be recognized through increased achievement results, captured formatively through assurance methods and as derived through provincial results.

Stakeholders will see that students are better able to articulate what they are learning and where they are at in their learning process. 

Measures

  • Percentages of students who achieved standards on Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests;
     
  • Percentages of students who achieved acceptable and excellence standards on diploma examinations;
     
  • Percentage of students writing four or more diploma examinations within three years of entering Grade 10;
     
  • Percentages of self-identified First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who achieved acceptable and excellence standards on Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests;
     
  • Percentages of self-identified First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who achieved acceptable and excellence standards on diploma examinations; and/or
     
  • Percentage of self-identified First Nations, Metis and Inuit students writing four or more diploma examinations within three years of entering Grade 10.