ERIC Number: ED424255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma Examinations Program, 1996-97 School Year. Annual Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
This annual report combines the November, January, April, June, and August provincial results in diploma examination courses in the Alberta (Canada) schools. The graphs, tables, and text describe student performance for the entire school year. The report is designed to assist school personnel in identifying patterns of students' achievement in the province and monitoring the effectiveness of their programs in supporting student learning. The Diploma Examinations Program, established in 1984, certifies the level of student achievement in selected Grade 12 courses, ensures that province-wide standards are maintained, and reports individual and group results. In the 1996-97 school year, in all courses except two mathematics courses, more than 90% of students achieved the acceptable standard. A high percentage of students achieved the standard of excellence in the sciences. The following sections are included: (1) "Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program"; (2) "Summary of Results"; (3) "Results by Gender"; (4) "Results for Population Subgroups"; (5) "Special Study: Achievement-Over-Time for English 30 and Social Studies 30 Diploma Examinations"; and (6) "Examiners' Annual Summary Statements." Three appendixes discuss the diploma examination development process, guidelines for interpreting and using the tests, and percentage distribution of marks in diploma examination courses. (Contains 43 figures and 49 tables). (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, High Schools, Scores, Standards, State Programs, Tables (Data), Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs
Alberta Education, Student Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2; Tel.: 800-310-0000 (Toll Free) Web site: http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Alberta Grade Twelve Diploma Examinations