Learn More - Accountability Pillar Survey
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.
From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.
- In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will receive a survey in the mail from Alberta Education.
- In February, students in grades 4, 7 and 10 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school. Starting this year, families have the option to complete the English or French survey either online or on paper. The parent survey is also available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Dene, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.
Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.
Once we receive our results, they are studied at the school and division level. Each school uses the results as they review their school plans for the current year and develop their new school plans for the following year. At the division level, the results are also used to assess how well we have met our goals and what areas we may need to focus on more intently.
The Division's Accountability Pillar is included in its Annual Education Results Report, along with a summary of information on how the Division is meeting the goals set out for it by Alberta Education and the priorities it has set at the Division level. The Accountability Pillar is also used to develop the Division's Three-Year Education Plan which details the strategies the Division will continue to use and the ones it plans to introduce to continue to improve in all areas measured by the pillar as well as the priority areas it has established.
Details about the surveys, the Accountability Pillar and how to obtain results are available on the Alberta Education website.