Oct. 06, 2016
Calgary Board of Education students achieved high standards on the 2015-16 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams once again.
“I congratulate our students on their continued achievement, and commend the CBE staff, parents and the broader community in supporting their success,” said David Stevenson, chief superintendent of schools. “We are all committed to the success of our students today and to learning how to continually improve for students tomorrow.”
CBE students in Grades 6 and 9 outperformed the province at the acceptable standard and the standard of excellence on 18 out of 20 measures.
Students’ results on diploma exams are also impressive. In 10 of 11 exams, CBE students outperformed the province at the acceptable standard and 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 for four years in a row.
In Physics 30, more than 40 per cent of CBE students have achieved the standard of excellence for five straight years. This year, they reached a new high with 47.9 per cent achieving the standard of excellence.
In Science 30, a subject that had been previously identified as an area for growth, results have increased at the acceptable standard and standard of excellence.
We have noted some improvements in math, and we want to support further improvement over time. Overall improvement in our Knowledge and Employability Courses is also identified as an area for continued attention.
“We are very proud of our students and are encouraged by what is being achieved across all levels of the organization.” said Joy Bowen-Eyre, chair of the Board of Trustees. “These results demonstrate that the resources, both human and financial, we are directing to students in the classroom are positively impacting student success.”
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.
The Board report can be found here. Student results will also be posted when available on the Provincial Assessment & Reports page on our website.