||Peace Wapiti School Board
Annual Education Results Report 2001
Message from chairman
Message from superintendent
Progress / accomplishments
Goal 1: Standards
Goal 2: Responsive
Goal 3: Supportive
Goal 4: Teaching
Goal 5: Technology
Goal 6: Accountable
Achievement exam results
Diploma exam results
AISI funded projects
Capital facilities projects
School Results Reports
Learning Goal 1: Education is focused on what students need to learn and
students achieve high standards.
Corresponding Peace Wapiti School Board Goals:
PWSB students are achieving equal to or better results on most achievement exams. Students writing the Grade 3 exams far exceeded the provincial average in achieving the acceptable standard (50% or better). In Grade 3 Language Arts 92.6 percent of students writing the exam achieved the acceptable standard and in Grade 3 Mathematics 90.5 percent of students achieved the acceptable standard. In Grade 3 Math 20.3 percent of the students achieved excellence (85% or better) and in Grade 6 Science 21.4 percent of students achieved excellence. Students also achieved high levels of excellence (85% or better) in Language Arts 6 and Language Arts 9, Math 6 and Math 9, Social Studies 6 and Social Studies 9.
During the past several years the school district has focused on improving Math achievement. Math scores have improved from last year in all three grades. In Math 3 90.5 percent of students achieved the acceptable standard compared to 87.9 percent in the year 2000, in Math 6 83.1 percent compared to 82.3 percent in the year 2000, and in Math 9 74.8 percent compared to 72.9 percent.
A higher percentage of Peace Wapiti students wrote the exams than throughout the province. Click here to see a chart showing the specific results.
PWSB students are achieving provincial standards on most diploma exams. The number of students achieving the acceptable standard is equal or better to the provincial achievement in all subjects except Biology 30. In Biology 30 81.6 percent of Peace Wapiti students passed the exam compared to 90.2 percent in the province. PWSB students exceeded provincial levels of excellence in both Pure Math 30 and Applied Math 30. A summary of this year's results is available by clicking here.
A satisfaction survey conducted
in May and June 2001 showed parents have high levels of satisfaction (very
satisfied and satisfied) with the quality of education and student achievement.
84.7% of parents expressed satisfaction with the quality of education their
child is receiving (compared to 79.2% in the year 2000) while 80.7% indicated
satisfaction with their child's academic achievement compared to 80.3%
last year. Parents also are satisfied with the learning environment in
classrooms (83.0% compared to 80.4% last year) and the curriculum being
taught (85.0% compared to 85.9% last year). Click
to see the survey results for parents.
Students indicated that they
are satisfied with the quality of education they are receiving. Of
students in Grade 12, 85.5% indicated they are either very satisfied or
satisfied with the quality of education they are receiving (compared to
87.5% last year). Down from last year, 78.4% indicated they are satisfied
with how much they are learning. Last year 87.6% indicated they are satisfied
with how much they are learning. The following chart shows results from
the 2001 survey of Grade 12 students. Click here
to see the results for all students.
Students think they have
improved some or a lot in a number of subjects and other learning areas.
These include basic reading and writing skills (85.3% compared to 85.7%
last year), problem solving (81.8 % compared to 85.8% last year) and mathematical
skills (78.5% compared to 84.4% last year). These results are from the
survey of Grade 12 students. Click here
to see the complete survey results.
Peace Wapiti School Board students have demonstrated academic excellence in a number of ways, including the area of scholarship awards. The following are some of the scholarships awarded to students graduating from Peace Wapiti School Board schools in the year 2001.
Sixty-two students from schools in the Peace Wapiti School Board have been awarded $85,400 in Alexander Rutherford scholarships. The scholarships, funded and administered through the Government of Alberta's Heritage Scholarship Fund, recognize outstanding academic achievement at the high school level.
Valued at up to $2,500 each, these awards recognize high school students achieving an average of 80 per cent or better in grades 10, 11 and 12.
for a complete listing of Rutherford scholarship recipients.