Black Gold Regional Schools

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Measuring the quality of your child’s education

Posted on February 2, 2018

This month, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey. Parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will receive a mailed survey from Alberta Education (if the school has fewer than 120 students, parents of students in grades 4-12 will receive the survey).

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that students are being equipping for success.

The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.

Black Gold encourages you to return your survey promptly. Your participation helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, and adds your voice to the future of education in your school and throughout Alberta. All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school.

Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2018, and will be reported publicly as part of our 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.

The Division looks forward to sharing the results, celebrating our successes and responding to challenges together!