ERIC Number: ED316578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma Examinations Program. Provincial Report: June 1989 Administration.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
Results of the Diploma Examinations Program conducted by Alberta Education during June 1989 are provided. This report is designed to assist policymakers and educators in reviewing the effectiveness of their programs and in reinforcing instructional successes previously achieved. The grade 12 program is intended to develop and maintain excellence in educational standards. The examination program consists of examinations in selected grade 12 courses: English 30 and 33, Social Studies 30, Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 30. During June 1989, 65,321 diploma examinations were completed. The report begins with a summary of results for students who earned both a school-awarded mark and a diploma examination mark. In addition, totals for January and June are presented in comparison with 1988 figures. Detailed results for each school subject are reported in seven sections. Additional sections cover results for students who wrote French translations of examinations, analyses of student achievement by gender, and comparisons of subgroup results. Provincial results for the June 1989 administration show that overall student performance remains at a very satisfactory level. The provincial pattern of results is consistent with previous examination administrations, and the percentage of students achieving the acceptable standard and the standard of excellence remains high. Test interpretation guidelines, standards for examinations, a discussion of the examination development process, and a feedback questionnaire concerning this report are appended. Twenty figures and 102 data tables are provided. (TJH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada