Calgary, Alberta – The results of Calgary Catholic School District’s 2016-2017 provincial achievement tests and diploma examination results released today show students continue to perform well in relation to the province.

  • Exceeded provincial results by 2.3 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 1.5 per cent at the standard of excellence on provincial achievement tests in the overall summary comparison to the province.
  • Exceeded provincial results by 2.4 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 0.5 per cent at the standard of excellence on diploma examinations in the overall summary comparison to the province.

“We’re proud of how well our students performed in this year’s provincial tests,” says Board Chair Cheryl Low. “From these results we are able to identify areas of focus for improvement this school year and we’ll continue to work to provide the supportive and nurturing 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: 85.7 per cent of CCSD students graduate in three years. This is 7.8 per cent above the provincial average of 77.9 per cent.
  • Transition to post-secondary rate: 69.0 per cent of CCSD students go on to attend post-secondary, which is 11.1 per cent higher than provincial rates.
  • Rutherford Scholarship eligibility rate: 66.1 per cent of students earn an average of 75 per cent or higher in any of the eligible Grade 10, 11 or 12 courses (3.8 per cent above the provincial average of 62.3 per cent).
  • Dropout rate: 1.3 per cent, compared to the provincial rate of 3.0 per cent.
  • Diploma exam participation rate: 63.7 per cent of students wrote four or more exams at the end of their high school (11.1 per cent above the provincial rate of 54.9 per cent).
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI): 80.8 per cent of CCSD FNMI students graduate in three years. This is 27.2 per cent above the provincial average of 53.6 per cent. This rate is higher than the provincial rate for non-FNMI students. CCSD FNMI dropout rate of 2.6 per cent is 3.2 per cent better than provincial rate of 5.8 per cent.

Provincial Achievement Tests (Grade 6 and 9)
In all Grade 6 PATs written in both English and French and in Grade 9 PATs written in English and French Mathematics, CCSD scored above province in both acceptable standard and standard of excellence.

Highlights of acceptable standard scores higher than provincial results:

  • In Grade 6 English Language Arts: 95.4 per cent (3.9 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Science: 90.2 per cent (4.2 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Social Studies: 88.2 per cent (6.9 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Math: 83.2 per cent (7.0 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Language Arts: 96.7 per cent (8.2 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Social Studies: 93.9 per cent (16.1 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Math: 93.5 per cent (11.2 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Science: 91.9 per cent (8.6 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 English Language Arts: 92.0 per cent (5.6 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Science: 88.1 per cent (5.7 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Math: 81.6 per cent (6.8 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Social Studies: 80.4 per cent (5.7 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 French Math: 88.2 per cent (3.0 per cent higher)

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

  • 4.3 per cent higher in Grade 6 Science
  • 4.1 per cent higher in Grade 6 English Language Arts
  • 2.7 per cent higher in Grade 6 Social Studies
  • 1.4 per cent higher in Grade 6 Math
  • 7.3 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Science
  • 7.1 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Social Studies
  • 4.9 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Math
  • 2.2 per cent higher in Grade 9 Science
  • 1.9 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Language Arts
  • 1.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 Social Studies
  • 1.9 per cent higher in Grade 9 English Language Arts
  • 1.2 per cent higher in Grade 9 Math
  • 5.2 per cent higher in Grade 9 French Math
  • 2.9 per cent higher in Grade 9 French Language Arts

Diploma Examinations (High School)
CCSD Students continue to perform well in the 2016-2017 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:

  • 5.8 per cent higher than the province in Physics 30-1
  • 5.1 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 3.7 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1
  • 3.7 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 3.3 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 3.1 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 2.1 per cent higher than the province in English Language Arts 30-1
  • 1.6 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1

There was high performance at the standard of excellence with the following results above the province:

  • 7.9 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 4.8 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 4.5 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 3.4 per cent higher than the province in Physics 30
  • 0.4 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1

The participation rate in 8 of 11 diploma courses was above provincial rates:

  • 10.1 per cent higher than the province in English Language Arts 30-1
  • 8.0 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 6.6 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 5.8 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1
  • 4.6 per cent higher than the province in Science 30
  • 3.1 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 2.3 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 1.1 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1
  • 0.1 per cent higher than the province in French Language Arts 30-1

“We have seen tremendous growth in our First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) student results; an increase in our high school completion results; and a steady decline in our drop-out rates as more students finish their studies,” says Low. “Ensuring that all students have a well-rounded education with strengths in many competency areas is a continued focus and will help our district prepare students to succeed in the changing landscape of the future.”

For achievement test results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/Parents/ProvincialTesting/Achieveme...

For diploma exam results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/Parents/ProvincialTesting/DiplomaEx...

Calgary Catholic School District releases provincial test results

Calgary, Alberta – The results of Calgary Catholic School District’s 2016-2017 provincial achievement tests and diploma examination results released today show students continue to perform well in relation to the province.

  • Exceeded provincial results by 2.3 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 1.5 per cent at the standard of excellence on provincial achievement tests in the overall summary comparison to the province.
  • Exceeded provincial results by 2.4 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 0.5 per cent at the standard of excellence on diploma examinations in the overall summary comparison to the province.

“We’re proud of how well our students performed in this year’s provincial tests,” says Board Chair Cheryl Low. “From these results we are able to identify areas of focus for improvement this school year and we’ll continue to work to provide the supportive and nurturing 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: 85.7 per cent of CCSD students graduate in three years. This is 7.8 per cent above the provincial average of 77.9 per cent.
  • Transition to post-secondary rate: 69.0 per cent of CCSD students go on to attend post-secondary, which is 11.1 per cent higher than provincial rates.
  • Rutherford Scholarship eligibility rate: 66.1 per cent of students earn an average of 75 per cent or higher in any of the eligible Grade 10, 11 or 12 courses (3.8 per cent above the provincial average of 62.3 per cent).
  • Dropout rate: 1.3 per cent, compared to the provincial rate of 3.0 per cent.
  • Diploma exam participation rate: 63.7 per cent of students wrote four or more exams at the end of their high school (11.1 per cent above the provincial rate of 54.9 per cent).
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI): 80.8 per cent of CCSD FNMI students graduate in three years. This is 27.2 per cent above the provincial average of 53.6 per cent. This rate is higher than the provincial rate for non-FNMI students. CCSD FNMI dropout rate of 2.6 per cent is 3.2 per cent better than provincial rate of 5.8 per cent.

Provincial Achievement Tests (Grade 6 and 9)
In all Grade 6 PATs written in both English and French and in Grade 9 PATs written in English and French Mathematics, CCSD scored above province in both acceptable standard and standard of excellence.

Highlights of acceptable standard scores higher than provincial results:

  • In Grade 6 English Language Arts: 95.4 per cent (3.9 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Science: 90.2 per cent (4.2 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Social Studies: 88.2 per cent (6.9 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 Math: 83.2 per cent (7.0 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Language Arts: 96.7 per cent (8.2 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Social Studies: 93.9 per cent (16.1 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Math: 93.5 per cent (11.2 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 6 French Science: 91.9 per cent (8.6 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 English Language Arts: 92.0 per cent (5.6 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Science: 88.1 per cent (5.7 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Math: 81.6 per cent (6.8 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 Social Studies: 80.4 per cent (5.7 per cent higher)
  • In Grade 9 French Math: 88.2 per cent (3.0 per cent higher)

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

  • 4.3 per cent higher in Grade 6 Science
  • 4.1 per cent higher in Grade 6 English Language Arts
  • 2.7 per cent higher in Grade 6 Social Studies
  • 1.4 per cent higher in Grade 6 Math
  • 7.3 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Science
  • 7.1 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Social Studies
  • 4.9 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Math
  • 2.2 per cent higher in Grade 9 Science
  • 1.9 per cent higher in Grade 6 French Language Arts
  • 1.3 per cent higher in Grade 9 Social Studies
  • 1.9 per cent higher in Grade 9 English Language Arts
  • 1.2 per cent higher in Grade 9 Math
  • 5.2 per cent higher in Grade 9 French Math
  • 2.9 per cent higher in Grade 9 French Language Arts

Diploma Examinations (High School)
CCSD Students continue to perform well in the 2016-2017 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:

  • 5.8 per cent higher than the province in Physics 30-1
  • 5.1 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 3.7 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1
  • 3.7 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 3.3 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 3.1 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 2.1 per cent higher than the province in English Language Arts 30-1
  • 1.6 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1

There was high performance at the standard of excellence with the following results above the province:

  • 7.9 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 4.8 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 4.5 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 3.4 per cent higher than the province in Physics 30
  • 0.4 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1

The participation rate in 8 of 11 diploma courses was above provincial rates:

  • 10.1 per cent higher than the province in English Language Arts 30-1
  • 8.0 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-2
  • 6.6 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-2
  • 5.8 per cent higher than the province in Math 30-1
  • 4.6 per cent higher than the province in Science 30
  • 3.1 per cent higher than the province in Biology 30
  • 2.3 per cent higher than the province in Chemistry 30
  • 1.1 per cent higher than the province in Social Studies 30-1
  • 0.1 per cent higher than the province in French Language Arts 30-1

“We have seen tremendous growth in our First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) student results; an increase in our high school completion results; and a steady decline in our drop-out rates as more students finish their studies,” says Low. “Ensuring that all students have a well-rounded education with strengths in many competency areas is a continued focus and will help our district prepare students to succeed in the changing landscape of the future.”

For achievement test results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/Parents/ProvincialTesting/Achieveme...

For diploma exam results, please visit: www.cssd.ab.ca/Parents/ProvincialTesting/DiplomaEx...

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