Posted on January 23rd, 2015
There are two very important surveys being conducted by the Alberta Government in January and February. For parents of students in grades 4-8, you will receive a paper survey, mailed to your home, called the Accountability Pillar Survey. Information regarding this survey can be found below. Your participation is this survey is very valuable. If you could take some time to complete it, we would be grateful. In addition, students in grades 4-8 will be completing a "Tell Them From Me" survey online at school prior to February 27th. A note regarding this will be sent /emailed home. If you have any questions about the surveys, please contact the school. Thank you!
Re: Accountability Pillar Survey for Parents
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning.
From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey. In January, parents of students in grades 4-8 will receive a survey from Alberta Education. In February, students in grades 4-8 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with the school. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.
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.
Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2015, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.