ERIC Number: ED410259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma Examinations Program, 1995-96 School Year. Annual Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This annual report provides province-wide results for the entire school year (January, June, and August examinations combined) The graphs, tables, and text describe student performance for the entire school year to assist school personnel in identifying patterns of student achievement and evaluating program effectiveness. The diploma examinations are designed to certify the level of individual student achievement, ensure that province-wide standards of achievement are maintained, and to report individual and group results. In the 1995-96 school year, in all courses except Mathematics 30 and Mathematics 33, more than 90% of students achieved the province's acceptable standard. A high percentage of students also achieved the standard of excellence in the sciences. Although 51% of the system's grade 12 students were male, fewer males than females wrote the diploma examinations in most courses. The reason for this lower participation by males cannot be determined from available data, but individual districts may wish to study this and other examination results in local contexts. Results are presented for regular student and mature student population subgroups. Mature students do not have current school-awarded marks but have earlier marks. Appendixes discuss the test development process, guidelines for interpreting and using the examination results, and the percentage distribution of marks in diploma examination courses. (Contains 38 figures and 42 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Reentry Students, School Districts, Sex Differences, Standards, State Programs, Test Construction
Student Evaluation Branch, Alberta Education, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Alberta Grade Twelve Diploma Examinations