Accountability Survey

What is the Accountability Pillar Survey?

The Alberta government has a system for school authorities to consistently measure success and progress, called the Accountability Pillar. The Accountability Pillar uses 16 measures that show communities how schools and school authorities are performing each year. Schools and school authorities use the results to identify areas for improvement and to help build their education plans.

This system helps the province, school authorities and schools track successes and improve the quality of education for students. It also helps build a more transparent K to 12 education system, focused on constantly improving across the province.

Who gets a Survey?

Each year, the government sends surveys to teachers, students and their parents or guardians. Teachers and students complete surveys online. Parents receive a survey by mail and have the option to complete a paper or an online version. If parents have more than one student who will receive a survey, they will receive a separate survey for each child. In small schools (fewer than 120 students in Grades 4 to 12), the survey includes all students in Grades 4 and above, as well as their parents. Responding to the survey is voluntary.

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