Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating another year of strong results on the 2016-17 Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT).
Students in Grades 6 and 9 outperformed the provincial averages in all subjects at the acceptable standard and in all but one subject in the standard of excellence.
“We are extremely proud of the results released by Alberta Education,” said Trina Boymook, the board chair at EIPS. “To exceed the provincial average in all subjects speaks volumes about how we are supporting our students, enhancing their learning and helping them achieve the best possible educational outcomes.”
Just over 84 per cent of Grade 6 and Grade 9 students achieved the acceptable standard and 25 per cent the standard of excellence.
Overall, in Grade 6, students scored particularly well in English language arts, French language arts and science at the acceptable standard. For the standard of excellence category, students scored higher than the provincial averages in both science and social studies.
Similarly, Grade 9 students exceeded the provincial averages by close to 10 per cent in the acceptable standard category in English language arts, mathematics and social studies. In the standard of excellence category, provincial averages were exceeded in English language arts, science and social studies.
The PATs are a snapshot of student achievement in various curricula from the Alberta Programs of Study.
Standard of excellence refers to students who demonstrate a mastery of the core subject material. Acceptable standard refers to students who demonstrate an understanding of the subject material.

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