Provincial tests are one part of a balanced, broad-based program of student assessment. When analyzed along with many other indicators of student learning provincial tests provide information to guide our educators as they set targets for student achievement and track the results of school improvement initiatives.
Student Learning Assessments (SLAs)
In June 2017, the Minister of Education announced that the Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment (SLA) will be available to teachers as a tool to use at their discretion in the 2017-18 school year.
In 2013-14, Alberta Education initiated a pilot called Student Learning Assessments (SLAs) to support the assessment of student learning. The pilot included literacy and numeracy assessments of Grade 3 students. The CBE participated as a district in the pilot. For more information about SLAs, please visit Alberta Education's website.
Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)
Choose 2017-2018 Results from the list on the left to find the results by school, CBE and province for the 2017-18 school year.
Students taking specific Grade 12 core subjects write provincial Diploma Examinations at the completion of the course which count for 30% of the student’s final mark. These courses in the CBE are:
- English Language Arts 30-1
- English Language Arts 30-2
- French Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- Mathematics 30-2
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 30
- Physics 30
- Science 30
- Social Studies 30-1
- Social Studies 30-2
Choose a school year from the Results listed on the left, to find the results by school, CBE and province.
Class Size Report
The Province annually generates class size information through its class size information system. The statistics are a mathematical average of student enrolment reported by schools each year on September 30 (or the closest Friday before September 30 when this date falls on a non-school day). See the CBE September 30, 2017-18 Class Size Report.