October 8, 2015

Calgary, Alberta – The 2014-2015 provincial test results released today, show that Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD):

  • Exceeded provincial results by 2.3 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 1.3 per cent at the standard of excellence on Provincial Achievement Tests in the overall summary comparison to the province.
  • Exceeded provincial results by 0.9 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 0.1 per cent at the standard of excellence on Diploma Examinations in the overall summary comparison to the province.

“Our students’ strong academic performance is a source of pride for CCSD and reflects their hard work and the commitment of our parents, teachers and staff,” said Chief Superintendent Gary Strother. “From these results we will identify areas of focus for improvement and we will continue to provide the supportive learning environments that are crucial to student success.”

Accountability Pillar Results

These results measure a school jurisdiction’s performance and are comprised of a variety of data sources such as parent, teacher and student surveys and provincial test results.

  • High school completion: 83.4 per cent of CCSD students graduate in three years. This is 7 per cent above the provincial average of 76.4 per cent.
  • Transition to post-secondary rate: 68.9 per cent of CCSD students go on to attend post-secondary, which is 9.1 per cent higher than provincial rates.
  • Rutherford Scholarship eligibility rate: 66 per cent of students earn an average of 75 per cent or higher in any of the eligible Grade 10, 11 or 12 courses (4.8 per cent above the provincial average of 61.2 per cent).
  • Dropout rate: 1.8 per cent, compared to the provincial rate of 3.4 per cent.

Provincial Achievement Tests (Grades 6 and 9)

(Note: Grade 3 students took part in diagnostic assessments as part of their student learning assessments and did not write the provincial achievement tests in 2014-2015.)

In all Grade 6 and 9 English courses, CCSD scored above the province at the acceptable standard and above the province at the standard of excellence.

Highlights of acceptable standard scores higher than provincial results:

  • In Grade 6 English Language Arts: 95.2 per cent (3.8 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Math: 87.2 per cent (6.5 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Science: 89.9 per cent (5.3 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Social Studies: 85.1 per cent (7.4 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 English Language Arts: 91.1 per cent (5.6 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Math: 78.9 per cent (6.5 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Science: 87.4 per cent (5.0 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Social Studies: 79.2 per cent (5.7 per cent higher)

At the standard of excellence, the following results were above the province:

  • 2.4 per cent higher in Grade 6 English Language Arts
  • 1.9 per cent higher in Grade 6 Math
  • 2.5 per cent higher in Grade 6 Science
  • 1.2 per cent higher in Grade 6 Social Studies
  • 1.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 English Language Arts
  • 2.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 Math
  • 4.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 Science
  • 1.8 per cent higher in Grade 9 Social Studies

Calgary Catholic students did well in the Grade 6 and 9 French provincial achievement tests. In four out of eight courses, students were at or above the provincial average in both the acceptable standard and the standard of excellence.

Diploma Examinations (High School)

CCSD Students continue to perform well in the 2014-2015 diploma examinations when compared to the province. There are several areas to celebrate. Of particular note are the following:

There was high performance at the Acceptable Standard with the following results above the province:

  • 2.2 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 1.8 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 1.8 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 1.7 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 1.7 per cent higher than the province in English 30-1
  • 1.6 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1

There was high performance at the Standard of Excellence with the following results above the province:

  • 4.9 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 4.2 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 0.8 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 0.8 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30

The participation rate in 9 of 11 diploma courses was above provincial rates:

  • 13.2 per cent higher than the province in English 30-1
  • 9.1 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1
  • 4.6 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1
  • 4.3 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 4.0 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 2.3 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 1.8 per cent higher than the province in Science 30
  • 1.2 per cent higher than the province in French Language Arts 30-1
  • 0.4 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30

For achievement test results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/parents/achievement-test-results/

For diploma exam results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/parents/diploma-examination-results/

The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is the largest Catholic school district in Alberta, serving over 53,000 students in 105 schools located in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere and Rocky View County. CCSD educates and empowers students from kindergarten to Grade 12 through its mission of Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith. For more information please visit our website at www.cssd.ab.ca.

Calgary Catholic School District releases provincial test results

October 8, 2015

Calgary, Alberta – The 2014-2015 provincial test results released today, show that Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD):

  • Exceeded provincial results by 2.3 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 1.3 per cent at the standard of excellence on Provincial Achievement Tests in the overall summary comparison to the province.
  • Exceeded provincial results by 0.9 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 0.1 per cent at the standard of excellence on Diploma Examinations in the overall summary comparison to the province.

“Our students’ strong academic performance is a source of pride for CCSD and reflects their hard work and the commitment of our parents, teachers and staff,” said Chief Superintendent Gary Strother. “From these results we will identify areas of focus for improvement and we will continue to provide the supportive learning environments that are crucial to student success.”

Accountability Pillar Results

These results measure a school jurisdiction’s performance and are comprised of a variety of data sources such as parent, teacher and student surveys and provincial test results.

  • High school completion: 83.4 per cent of CCSD students graduate in three years. This is 7 per cent above the provincial average of 76.4 per cent.
  • Transition to post-secondary rate: 68.9 per cent of CCSD students go on to attend post-secondary, which is 9.1 per cent higher than provincial rates.
  • Rutherford Scholarship eligibility rate: 66 per cent of students earn an average of 75 per cent or higher in any of the eligible Grade 10, 11 or 12 courses (4.8 per cent above the provincial average of 61.2 per cent).
  • Dropout rate: 1.8 per cent, compared to the provincial rate of 3.4 per cent.

Provincial Achievement Tests (Grades 6 and 9)

(Note: Grade 3 students took part in diagnostic assessments as part of their student learning assessments and did not write the provincial achievement tests in 2014-2015.)

In all Grade 6 and 9 English courses, CCSD scored above the province at the acceptable standard and above the province at the standard of excellence.

Highlights of acceptable standard scores higher than provincial results:

  • In Grade 6 English Language Arts: 95.2 per cent (3.8 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Math: 87.2 per cent (6.5 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Science: 89.9 per cent (5.3 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Social Studies: 85.1 per cent (7.4 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 English Language Arts: 91.1 per cent (5.6 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Math: 78.9 per cent (6.5 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Science: 87.4 per cent (5.0 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Social Studies: 79.2 per cent (5.7 per cent higher)

At the standard of excellence, the following results were above the province:

  • 2.4 per cent higher in Grade 6 English Language Arts
  • 1.9 per cent higher in Grade 6 Math
  • 2.5 per cent higher in Grade 6 Science
  • 1.2 per cent higher in Grade 6 Social Studies
  • 1.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 English Language Arts
  • 2.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 Math
  • 4.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 Science
  • 1.8 per cent higher in Grade 9 Social Studies

Calgary Catholic students did well in the Grade 6 and 9 French provincial achievement tests. In four out of eight courses, students were at or above the provincial average in both the acceptable standard and the standard of excellence.

Diploma Examinations (High School)

CCSD Students continue to perform well in the 2014-2015 diploma examinations when compared to the province. There are several areas to celebrate. Of particular note are the following:

There was high performance at the Acceptable Standard with the following results above the province:

  • 2.2 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 1.8 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 1.8 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 1.7 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 1.7 per cent higher than the province in English 30-1
  • 1.6 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1

There was high performance at the Standard of Excellence with the following results above the province:

  • 4.9 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 4.2 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 0.8 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 0.8 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30

The participation rate in 9 of 11 diploma courses was above provincial rates:

  • 13.2 per cent higher than the province in English 30-1
  • 9.1 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1
  • 4.6 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1
  • 4.3 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 4.0 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 2.3 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 1.8 per cent higher than the province in Science 30
  • 1.2 per cent higher than the province in French Language Arts 30-1
  • 0.4 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30

For achievement test results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/parents/achievement-test-results/

For diploma exam results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/parents/diploma-examination-results/

The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is the largest Catholic school district in Alberta, serving over 53,000 students in 105 schools located in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere and Rocky View County. CCSD educates and empowers students from kindergarten to Grade 12 through its mission of Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith. For more information please visit our website at www.cssd.ab.ca.

Living and learning in our catholic faith