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CCSD Provincial Test Results

CCSD Provincial Test Results

Published: 01/14/2014

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The 2012-2013 provincial achievement test and diploma examination results released show that Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) exceeded provincial results by 2.4 per cent at the acceptable standard, and 3.3 per cent at the standard of excellence, in the overall summary comparison to the province.



Provincial Achievement Tests

In all six subjects, CCSD students scored above the province. CCSD students did well in Grade 3 and Grade 6 French provincial achievement tests, seeing a significant improvement over last year’s results. In four of the seven courses, students performed above the provincial for the acceptable standard. In six out of seven courses, students were at or above the provincial average at the standard of excellence.



Diploma Examinations

Fewer students participated in the June diploma exams than in previous years due to Alberta’s flood. For instance 444 students wrote the Science 30 exam last year compared to 188 students this year. All Grade 9 provincial achievement tests, with the exception of Grade 9 French Language Arts, were cancelled due to flooding.



Chemistry 30 scores were 4.4 per cent above the province at the acceptable standard. Chemistry was a focus for improvement, and these results are the strongest they’ve been in the past five years.



Math 30-1 was also 3.3 per cent above the provincial standard of excellence. 


English Language Arts 30-1 and 30-2 are below the province. These results may reflect that teachers and parents encourage students to enroll in -1 courses to allow for university and college entrance. More students are challenged to take 30-1 leaving fewer students to take 30-2 which explains the high participation rates in 30-1 and lower participation rates in 30-2.



Accountability Pillar Results

These results measure a school jurisdiction’s performance and are comprised of a variety of data sources such as parent, teacher and student surveys and provincial test results.



High school completion: 81.8 per cent of CCSD students graduate in three years. This is an increase of 1.4 per cent over last year and a result that is 7 per cent above the provincial average of 74.8 per cent.



Transition to post-secondary rate: 71.2 per cent of CCSD students go on to attend post-secondary, which is 11.7 per cent higher than provincial rates and a 2.2 per cent increase over last year’s results.



Rutherford Scholarship eligibility rate: 65.2 per cent of students earn an average of 75 per cent or higher in any of the eligible grades 10, 11 or 12 courses (3.9 per cent more than the provincial average of 61.3 per cent).



Dropout rate: Stayed the same this year at 1.5 per cent, compared to the provincial rate, which increased 0.3 per cent to 3.5 per cent.



Excerpts from Calgary Catholic School District

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