Accountability Pillars

Since the introduction of the renewed funding framework in the mid 90s, Alberta Education has required school boards to publish, annually, the results achieved through its Accountability Pillar. The purpose of this pillar is to increase emphasis on achieving outcomes, reporting results, and using results for informed decision-making to improve programs and student results in subsequent years. In early May, an interim report is provided to boards for use in preparing their education plans. A complete report is provided in early October when the achievement test and diploma exam results are available. The updated report is published in boards’ Annual Education Results Reports.

Recognizing the value of this transparent system, during the 2009 -2010 school year the jurisdiction developed an RVS Accountability Pillar to ensure the progress and achievements of its “made in Rocky View” Four Year Plan also were reported and used by schools to improve results. Presented below are the 2015-2016 statistics available for both Rocky View Schools' and Alberta Education's Accountability Pillars.

Rocky View Schools' Accountability Pillar

RVS Five Year Result Tables (Not available, see notes under pillar)

2016RVSPillar

Notes to Rocky View Schools' Accountability Pillar

    1. In the spring 2016, RVS refined its satisfaction surveys by aligning questions to its new 2015-2019 Four Year Plan, as well as moving to a five-point evaluation scale - strong agree, agree, undecided, disagree, strongly disagree on the student survey and very satisfied, satisfied, undecided, dissatisfied and very dissatisfied on the parent and staff surveys. In previous years, RVS used a four-point scale, which did not include the “undecided” category. This move was made to increase the validity and reliability of all three surveys, providing the jurisdiction and its schools with a more accurate picture of satisfaction levels. Therefore 2016 results are not easily comparable to previous year.
    2. Results for RVS’ Accountability Pillar are based on the results of a satisfaction survey administered in June 2016, with all staff, all grade 4 - 12 students, and all parents. In total, 1,743 surveys were completed by staff, 10,714 by students and 4,427 by parents, for a total of 16,884, up from 15,469 the previous year.

       

      Alberta Education Pillar Summary

      RVS Five Year Result Tables

      2016ABedPillar

      Notes to Alberta Education Pillar

        1. Current and historical results have been adjusted to reflect the change from previous data source systems to Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI).Due to the change from previous data source systems to Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI), historical Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility Rate results are not available.
        2. Aggregated PAT results are a weighted average of percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Excellence). The weights are the number of students enrolled in each course. Courses include English Language Arts (Grades 6,9,9KAE), Francais (Grades 6, 9), French Language Arts (Grades 6, 9), Mathematics (6, 9, 9 KAE), Science (Grades 6, 9, 9 KAE), Social Studies (Grades 6, 9, 9 KAE).
        3. Aggregated Diploma results are a weighted average of percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Excellence) on Diploma Examinations. The weights are the number of students writing the Diploma Examination for each course. Courses included: English Language Arts 30-1 and 30-2, French Language Arts 30 -1, Francais 30-1, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Biology 30, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2.
        4. Please note that participation in Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams was substantially impacted by the flooding in June 2013. Caution should be used when interpreting trends over time for the province and those school authorities affected by the floods.

               

              Alberta Education FNMI Pillar Summary

              RVS Five Year Result Tables

              Notes to Alberta Education Pillar

                1. Current and historical results have been adjusted to reflect the change from previous data source systems to Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI).Due to the change from previous data source systems to Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI), historical Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility Rate results are not available.
                2. Aggregated PAT results are a weighted average of percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Excellence). The weights are the number of students enrolled in each course. Courses include English Language Arts (Grades 6,9,9KAE), Francais (Grades 6, 9), French Language Arts (Grades 6, 9), Mathematics (6, 9, 9 KAE), Science (Grades 6, 9, 9 KAE), Social Studies (Grades 6, 9, 9 KAE).
                3. Aggregated Diploma results are a weighted average of percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Excellence) on Diploma Examinations. The weights are the number of students writing the Diploma Examination for each course. Courses included: English Language Arts 30-1 and 30-2, French Language Arts 30 -1, Francais 30-1, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Biology 30, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2.
                4. Please note that participation in Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams was substantially impacted by the flooding in June 2013. Caution should be used when interpreting trends over time for the province and those school authorities affected by the floods.
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