ERIC Number: ED361374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma Examinations Program, Annual Report. 1991-92 School Year.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Province-wide results from the Diploma Examinations Program of the Alberta (Canada) schools are presented for the three examinations of the entire 1991-92 school year (January, June, and August). The annual report also provides summaries of results by gender, for population subgroups, and for achievement-over-time studies. School marks, examination marks, and final marks for each course are presented. Examinations are given in English, social studies, French, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics. Results are given for comparison purposes for school years 1989-90 and 1990-91. In 1991-92, 24,873 students took the examination for English 30, the largest number written for any single course. Final marks in the diploma examination courses show that over 85 percent of the students achieved the acceptable standard or higher in each course. In most courses, a high percentage of students achieved the standard of excellence. Section 5 of this report presents a special study on enrollment and achievement. Results indicate that a high participation rate does not, of itself, fully account for low student achievement when it occurs. Results and comparative information are summarized in 31 figures and 36 tables. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Students, Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Testing, Educational Trends, English, Foreign Countries, French, Grade 12, Graduation Requirements, High School Seniors, High Schools, Mathematics Tests, Physics, Scores, Social Studies, Standardized Tests, Test Results, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
Alberta Education, Student Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Alberta Grade Twelve Diploma Examinations