Student Results Continue to Demonstrate Success

Oct. 16, 2017

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CALGARY – Calgary Board of Education students achieved high standards on the 2016-17 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams once again.

“The hard work of students and teachers is once again evident in our Diploma Exam and Provincial Achievement Test results,” said David Stevenson, chief superintendent of schools. “Teachers, students, parents and our community partners continue to work together to support student learning and academic success. As always, we review the results, analyze the data and look for areas of future improvement.”

Grades 6 and Grade 9 PAT Results

  • CBE student results in Grade 6 were equal to or better than the province in all measures at both the Acceptable Standard and the Standard of Excellence. In Grade 9 our results were equal to or better than the provincial results in French Language Arts, Science and Social Studies at the Acceptable Standard and in French Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies at the Standard of Excellence. 
  • While the CBE is 4.3 percentage points above the province in Grade 6 mathematics, our Grade 9 result at the Acceptable Standard shows a point from which we can improve. Our K-12 Mathematics Strategy is being implemented this year and is designed to support student success in mathematics.

Grade 12 Diploma Examinations

  • CBE results were above provincial results in all but three of the Diploma Exams and in 10 out of 11 at the Standard of Excellence. More than 40 per cent of CBE students writing the Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 Diploma Exams have achieved the Standard of Excellence. In Physics 30, more than half the students achieved the Standard of Excellence this year.

“We are pleased that our students continue to perform well on PAT and Diploma Exams when compared with students province-wide,” said Joy Bowen-Eyre, chair of the Board of Trustees. “These results demonstrate how the CBE continues to support student learning  through various resources in the classroom and at the system-level.”

Provincial achievement testing is one of several ways the CBE measures student success. Other measures include report card data, student survey data and the province’s Accountability Pillar.

Student results will also be posted when available on the Provincial Assessment & Reports page on our website.


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