Clearview School Division’s achievement in the Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) results are higher than the provincial averages in most subject areas according to the latest statistics announced by Education Alberta.
Levels of ‘acceptable’ achievement exceeded the provincial averages in eight of 12 examinations in grades 6, 9 and Grade 9 Knowledge and Employability (K&E) tests.
Grade 9 test results were above the provincial average in all subject areas.
“We continue to build on the strong commitment of staff to do what is best for all students,” said Peter Barron, superintendent, Clearview Public Schools commenting on the results. “While there are some trends that show opportunity to improve, there are many successes we are celebrating, and there are great initiatives and interventions being introduced this year, which will personalize learning and improve achievement.”
Clearview has an increased number of students enrolled in the Grade 9 K&E program and exceeds the province in ‘acceptable’ in both Math and Science.
The division has exceeded the province in Grade 6 English Language Arts (ELA) and Math and Grade 9 Math and Science.
Comparing past Clearview results against 2015, Clearview has improved in grade six ELA acceptable and all grade nine subjects acceptable.
Clearview has also improved compared to previous results in excellence in Grade 6 ELA and Social and three Grade 9 subjects, ELA, Math and Science.
High School Diploma ExamsThe Clearview Division has had a consistent increase in student participation rate on diploma exams, evident this year in five of the nine subjects above the provincial average, Biology, Chemistry, English 30-2, Math 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1.
Botha students display Google learning skillsPrincipal Mike Flieger and two Botha School students, Grade 5 student Bella Cook and Grade 6student Emma Nixon gave a presentation to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Through the presentation, Principal Flieger illustrated how beneficial it has been for Botha School students to have a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks in classrooms, and the positive ramifications that it has had so far.
Principal Flieger shared how the new technology has enabled Botha School to be able to communicate successes to parents more directly through a program called Freshgrade.
According to Principal Flieger, student participation had increased in the classrooms, with students working harder and accomplishing much more than before. With the transition to project-based learning, students are now working harder to accomplish assigned tasks and enjoying time working on school projects, the principal said.
Principal Flieger mentioned that the projects are chosen by students, based on their interests, and are planned with curriculum guidelines.
While not all of the projects are centred around technology, many are.
In his presentation, Principal Flieger included some of the student projects, which had incorporated animation, coding using Scratch and computer programming, and also included moving making/editing/green screen and music creation/editing.