Stu­dent achieve­ment con­tin­ues to im­prove in Golden Hills

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

Stu­dents in the Golden Hills School Divi­sion are per­form­ing well and con­tinue to im­prove in many ar­eas ac­cord­ing to the most re­cent re­sults on the 2015-2016 Pro­vin­cial Achieve­ment Test and Di­ploma Ex­am­i­na­tions.

“We are very pleased to see con­tin­ued in­creases again in this year’s stu­dent achieve­ment re­sults” said Be­van Dav­erne, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools. Many of our Achieve­ment tests and Di­ploma ex­ams re­sults have con­tin­ued to rise across Golden Hills schools. We are very proud of the hard work of our stu­dents as well as the work our teach­ers do to cre­ate in­no­va­tive and en­gag­ing class­rooms.” Golden Hills saw in­creases in the num­ber of stu­dents achiev­ing Ac­cept­able Stan­dard over the pre­vi­ous year in eight of the nine di­ploma cour­ses (English 30-1 & 30-2, Math 30-2, Chem­istry 30, So­cial 30-1 & 30-2, Bi­ol­ogy 30, and Physics 30). Golden Hills’ stu­dents ex­ceeded the pro­vin­cial Stan­dard of Ex­cel­lence bench­mark in five of the nine di­ploma cour­ses (English 30-1, Bi­ol­ogy 30, Chem­istry 30, Physics 30, and Math 30-1). There were also in­creases over the pre­vi­ous year in the num­ber of stu­dents achiev­ing the Stan­dard of Ex­cel­lence in five of the nine di­ploma cour­ses (English30-1, English 30-2, Chem­istry 30, Bi­ol­ogy 30 and Physics 30).

In Golden Hills School Divi­sion, the per­cent­age of stu­dents achiev­ing the Ac­cept­able Stan­dard im­proved over the pre­vi­ous year in five out of the eight of the Achieve­ment tests in grades 6 and 9 (Grade 6 Lan­guage Arts and Math, Grade 9 Lan­guage Arts, Math and Science). The per­cent­age of stu­dents achiev­ing the Stan­dard of Ex­cel­lence im­proved over the pre­vi­ous year in three of the eight Achieve­ment Tests. Grade 6 Math and Grade 9 English Lan­guage Arts and Science were above the Pro­vin­cial av­er­age for the num­ber of stu­dents achiev­ing the ac­cept­able stan­dard. Fur­ther­more, Grade 6 Lan­guage Arts, Science, So­cial, Grade 9 Lan­guage Arts, Science and So­cial all ex­ceeded the pro­vin­cial Stan­dard of Ex­cel­lence

“Our fo­cus is stu­dents who are gain­ing the skills to be­come strong crit­i­cal thinkers, prob­lem solvers, in­no­va­tors and creative do­ers while en­sur­ing foun­da­tional skills in lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy. Our highly skilled teach­ers uti­lize re­search proven, high yield strate­gic in­struc­tional prac­tices that im­prove stu­dent learn­ing.” Dr. Kan­dace Jor­dan, Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent. “Golden Hills School Divi­sion teach­ers are com­mit­ted to the pro­fes­sional learn­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion that re­sults in pow­er­ful learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that pro­mote deep stu­dent un­der­stand­ing”

“We are all very pleased to see the con­tin­u­ous growth of our stu­dents’ achieve­ment level. The Board is grate­ful for all the hard work teach­ers, sup­port staff and par­ents have done to help sup­port stu­dents. Par­ents are en­cour­aged to at­tend the School Coun­cil meet­ing where prin­ci­pals will re­view the re­sults and dis­cuss the school’s an­nual ed­u­ca­tion plan” said David Price, Golden Hills School Divi­sion Board Chair.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the pro­vin­cial tests can be found at: https://ed­u­ca­tion. al­berta.ca/pro­vin­cial-achieve­ment- tests/pat-re­sults/

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