Parents advised to complete education survey

Richard Froese

Parents of students in local public and Catholic schools are urged to complete an annual survey to build their child’s education.

“Survey results are reported publicly as part of our three-year education plan and annual education results report,” says Tammy Henkel, who chairs the board of High Prairie School Division, stated in a news release dated Jan. 25.

Alberta Education annually conducts the survey for grades 4, 7 and 10 to provide an opportunity for school divisions and province to ensure they are equipping students for success.

“All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school,” Henkel says.

“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.”

Surveys can be completed by the end of February and available on the school division website.

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) reminds parents to participate in the annual survey from Alberta Education.

“Responses to this survey are incredibly important to our school division,” Supt. Betty Turpin says in a news release Jan. 24 on the website.

“Important decisions are made based on feedback we receive through this survey.

“We encourage all parents who receive this survey in their mailbox to use this opportunity to have a say in their child’s education.”

Superintendents, principals and Alberta Education representatives review the survey results annually and create the Annual Education Results Reports based on those results.

The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators.

Data on the indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as drop-out and high school completion rates and provincial assessments of student learning.


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