Annual Education Results Report (AERR)
Each year, an Annual Education Results Report (AERR) is prepared for Alberta Education, providing a comprehensive account of performance for the previous school year. The AERR outlines progress on priorities and outcomes as it relates to the CBE’s Education Plan.
Detailed results of the 2021-22 school year are available in the Annual Education Results Report.
Transition from Paper-Based to Digital Assessments
Alberta Education is transitioning to a new digital platform to enhance provincial student assessments. This new platform means most students will eventually write diploma exams and provincial achievement tests with a computer rather than pencil and paper. Digital assessments will be more interactive and engaging for students and offer a range of built-in learning supports and accomodations for a more inclusive test-taking experience. It will also streamline the process schools use to administer provincial assessments.
Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)
Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are administered annually to all Alberta students in grades 6 and 9. These standardized tests reflect the essentials that all Alberta students are expected to achieve, regardless of school choice or location.
- determine if students are learning what they are expected to learn
- report to Albertans how well students have achieved provincial standards at given points in their schooling
- assist schools, authorities and the province in monitoring and improving student learning
The tests occur in January, May and June for English and Français/French language arts, math, science and social studies.
Some Grade 9 students write PATs in January of each year.
Grade 9 achievement tests based on the Knowledge and Employability programs of study in English language arts, math, science and social studies are also administered.
Student Learning Assessments (SLA)
SLAs are under review and will not be offered for the 2023-24 school year.
More information and documentation about the SLAs are posted on the Alberta Education SLA website.
Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program and additional information can be found on the Diploma exams - overview page.
Alberta Education announced on Sept. 26, 2022 that diploma exams for the 2022-23 school year will comprise 20 per cent of a student's overall mark in the course. The weighting will return to 30 per cent in the 2023-24 school year. Diploma exams are mandatory and will be offered for every diploma exam course listed below in November, January, April, June and August:
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 30
- English Language Arts 30–1
- English Language Arts 30–2
- Français 30–1
- French Language Arts 30–1
- Mathematics 30–1
- Mathematics 30–2
- 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.
View Student PAT and Diploma Exam Results
PAT and Diploma exam results are available online via myPass, Alberta Education’s secure self-service website.
myPass is an Alberta Education self-service website for students, parents and legal guardians to:
- view Provincial Achievement Test Results
- view diploma exam marks
- register to write or rewrite diploma exams with online payment
- view and print Detailed Academic Reports (DAR)
- view progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
- receive notifications for important messages
Click here for information on how to register for myPass.