ERIC Number: ED377208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma Examinations Program. 1992-93 School Year. Annual Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
This annual report presents data for the entire province of Alberta (Canada) for the 1992-93 school year, combining the January, June, and August examinations. Results are also summarized by gender, population subgroup, and achievement-over-time. The Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program, established in 1984, has three main purposes: (1) to certify the level of individual student achievement in selected grade-12 courses; (2) to ensure that province-wide standards of achievement are maintained; and (3) to report individual and group results. Eight grade-12 courses in English, French, social studies, mathematics, and the sciences have Diploma examinations. In 1992-93 the number of students taking examinations continued to increase. Over 90% achieved the acceptable standard in each course except for the mathematics course. Over 20% of science students achieved the standard of excellence. Graduating students spell quite well, but have problems with syntax and semantics. Results are summarized in 29 tables and 33 figures. Four appendixes describe the examination development process, test interpretation, and distribution of marks, and contain the report questionnaire. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, English, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, French, Grade 12, Graduation Requirements, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics, Sciences, Sex Differences, Social Studies, Standards, State Programs, Testing Programs, Writing (Composition)
Alberta Education, Student Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Alberta Grade Twelve Diploma Examinations