All students in all programs in all schools be evaluated on a regular and systematic basis as outlined in the procedures that follow.
- Student evaluation is the responsibility of the classroom teacher in harmony with the expectations of Alberta Education and Division, best practice supported by research and school procedures.
- The Principal is responsible for monitoring and supervising student evaluation in the school.
- The reporting of student achievement to the student and parent(s) shall be carried out at least three (3) times a year or two (2) times a semester.
- The opportunity for parents to come to the school to discuss student programs and achievement shall be provided at least two (2) times a year.
- Final examinations are to be administered in all secondary courses and fall within the following guidelines:
- High school finals are to cover the complete course, except for Career and Technology Studies (C.T.S.) subjects.
- Finals are not to count for more than thirty percent (30%) of the course mark. (See section 8)
- The length will vary with course expectations, generally, however, a recommended minimum time would be one (1) hour. Most finals are to be between one to two (1 to 2) hours.
- Student exams are to be kept for at least three (3) school weeks, excluding summer break, after the administration of the examination.
- Exceptions must be approved by the Principal.
- Documents for Career Technology Studies (C.T.S.) and other special courses must be kept for the duration of the student’s high school experience.
- Access to individual student marks is limited to the student, the parent(s) and school professional staff.
- At the beginning of each school year, or school course, each teacher shall provide to the student and make available to the parent(s) the criteria upon which the evaluation will be based, including course objectives, content, and weighting of the various components.
- The detail of explanation will vary with the level of the grade being taught.
- These criteria are to be on file in the Principal’s office.
- Students have the right to appeal any final grade received in a class in accordance with Administrative Procedure 390: Appeals Concerning Student Matters.
Section 11,18,31,32,33,41,52,53,55,56,196,197,222 Education Act
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Practice Review of Teachers Regulation 11/2010
Student Evaluation Regulation 177/2003
Student Record Regulation 225/2006
Ministerial Order 015/2004 – Standards for Special Education
Ministerial Order 001/2013 – Student Learning
Ministerial Order 016/97 – Teaching Quality Standard
Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12
Achievement Testing Program Grades 3, 6 and 9 General Information Bulletin
Diploma Examinations Program General Information Bulletin
Principles for Fair Student Assessment Practices for Education in Canada
Approved: October 10, 1995
Amended: October 3, 2007; August 21, 2018