Your voice is important!
Starting in January, you may be contacted by Alberta Education to hear your thoughts on education in our communities. This may be done using telephone or (new this year) is a pilot for outline surveys.
The Accountability Pillar provides a way for school authorities to measure their success, and assess their progress towards meeting their learning goals. The purpose of the surveys is to determine:
• the overall quality of the education system;
• the education system is meeting the needs of students and supporting our society and the economy;
• schools are providing a safe, caring and inclusive environment for students;
• the preparation of students for lifelong learning, employment and active citizenship;
• the education system having effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders;
• leadership and continuous improvement of the education system;
• knowledge, skills, abilities and other related attributes of recent high school graduates; and
• facilities and equipment in the education system.
This combined data provides a picture of school authority and individual school performance, including areas of success and potential challenges that may lie ahead.
School authorities and schools analyze this data and the many variables that may affect results, allowing school authorities to focus on improving student learning and achievement.
As part of the Accountability Pillar, Alberta Education surveys teachers, students and their parents. The survey data helps to gather information on the quality of education provided by school authorities and their schools.
Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. All surveys are anonymous.
Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2018, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.