As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.
From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.
- In January, parents of students in grades 4-6 were mailed a paper copy of the survey. This year, for the first time, parents also have been given the opportunity to complete the surveys online.
- In February, students in grades 4-6 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with our school. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in a variety of other language as well.
Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Your voice is so very important to us! The information we receive from this survey helps us know what we are doing well and where we can continue to grow and improve in order to provide your child(ren) with the best learning opportunities we can.
Survey results will be available to school authorities in May, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.
On Wednesday, February 13th, we will be holding a parent engagement evening (from 6:30 to 7:00 pm) for any of our grade 4-6 parents who haven’t already completed the Accountability Pillar survey and who would like more information on what our school is doing to achieve and improve in the different areas. Please feel free to join us for refreshments as well as conversation about education here at VPE and an opportunity to complete the online survey.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!