ERIC Number: ED342793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma Examinations Program, Annual Report: 1990-91 School Year.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
The Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program of the Alberta (Canada) schools has three main purposes: to certify the level of individual student achievement in selected grade-12 courses; to ensure that province-wide standards of achievement are maintained; and to report individual and group results. Eight grade-12 courses have diploma examinations (five are available in French translations). Examinations are administered in January, June, and August of each school year. This report continues the practice of combining information for the entire year and showing student performance for all three examination sittings. In most courses, students maintained good performance, although performance in mathematics was disappointing. While school-awarded grades of female students are similar to, or higher than, those of males, achievement of females on most diploma examinations is below that of males. Approximately 69% of students who wrote diploma examinations finished high school within 3 years without rewriting a diploma examination. Students who repeated a course before rewriting an examination were most likely to improve their marks. This report includes a description of the program, a summary of results, a summary of results by gender, a summary of results for population subgroups, paths through high school, achievement over time, and annual summary statements of examiners for the subject areas. Thirty-five figures and 33 tables are provided. Four appendices provide supplemental information. A questionnaire is included to elicit reader response to the report. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Exit Examinations, Females, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Graduation Requirements, High School Seniors, High Schools, Males, Minority Groups, Questionnaires, Sex Differences, Student Evaluation, Test Results, Testing Programs
Alberta Education, Student Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Alberta Grade Twelve Diploma Examinations