Education Plan and Education Results Report shows continued success
For immediate release
November 30, 2017 – During the regular board meeting held on November 28, 2017, the board of trustees approved the Peace River School Division (PRSD) 2017-2020 Three Year Education Plan (3YEP) and Annual Education Results Report (AERR). The 3YEP/AERR reflects the division’s growth over the past year and outlines goals and strategies moving forward.
2016-2017 Annual Education Results Report
PRSD is pleased to report that the division has experienced a rating of ‘improved’ or ‘improved significantly’ in three measures on the Accountability Pillar Report (APR) and in the areas of School Improvement and Parental Involvement, PRSD’s scores exceeded provincial averages.
For the remaining 11 measures, PRSD’s scores remain within five percentage points of last years’ results and improvements are noted in the areas of Drop-out rate, Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility, Diploma Exam Acceptable Standard, Provincial Achievement Test Acceptable Standard and High School Completion within three years. The APR is provided by Alberta Education and serves as a “report card” for the division. It contains information compiled through student progress data, test results and student, parent and staff surveys.
“We have many reasons to celebrate and we share in this celebration with our students, staff, community members and businesses” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “We truly have amazing support in our school communities and this report shows what happens when school communities work together in support of student’s educational success and well-being.”
Three Year Education Plan
The report also provides detailed goals, strategies and initiatives for the next three years and throughout the plan, PRSD’s commitment to meet the unique needs of every child is supported through the Response to Intervention (RTI) model and by providing inclusive classroom settings. RTI identifies student strengths, learning styles and specific learning needs which allow us to support the success of all learners regardless of age, ability or special needs.
The division continues to place a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, hands-on learning opportunities, flexible learning time for all high school students, technology in the classroom, providing students with a voice in education through PRSD’s Student Engagement Teams, professional development for staff, First Nations Metis and Inuit success, student and staff wellness and parental and community involvement.
Strategies in the Education Plan reflect the voice of students, parents, staff and community members through face-to-face conversations, school and student council organizations, PRSD’s Student Engagement Committee, meetings with our municipal partners, analyzing survey results and through strategic planning sessions with staff and the board of trustees.
“Thank you to our students, staff, parents, community members and partnering organizations for your support and dedication to student success” says Kuester. “Our division is a community of supportive, dedicated, innovative individuals and organizations who together provide students with high quality educational opportunities – thank you for all you do.”
PRSD’s 3YEP/AERR is available online by choosing “public documents” in the “parent and student” portal at www.prsd.ab.ca and all school-based Education Plans are posted on their respective websites.