Data collected by Alberta Education, showcasing student successes reflect that intervention for students who are experiencing difficulty at earlier grades has significant benefits.
At the regular board meeting on Thursday, May 5 Clearview superintendent Peter Barron shared statistics from Alberta Education which tracked students’ success from Grade 3 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) through to graduation.
“Alberta Education monitored student achievement for the 2000-2001 cohort of students,” said Barron. “They tracked students following their Provincial Achievement Tests in 3, 6 and 9 and then looked at high school completion.”
According to Barron, Clearview’s data compares very favourably with provincial results.
The data indicates that students who are unsuccessful in Grade 3 PATs are less likely to finish high school.
“The data also indicates, however, that if students then succeed at the Grade 6 level, their chances of finishing high school improves significantly,” added Barron. “Since Clearview’s results compare favourably with the province, this information supports the board’s priority of ensuring success for all students.”
Barron also added it was important that Clearview provides additional assistance for students at the early years to ensure they complete high school.