As you know, Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are administered annually to all Alberta students in grades 6 and 9. These standardized tests reflect the essentials that all Alberta students are expected to achieve, regardless of school choice or location. Students taking ADLC courses are no exception. We are seeking your help in ensuring that when you register grade 6 and 9 students for Student Instruction (SI), that they be given the opportunity to write the PATs.
Like you, we complete a careful examination and interpretation of the Provincial Achievement Testing Program results. This analysis helps to reveal areas of relative strength and weakness in student achievement. ADLC teachers and administrators use this information in planning and delivering relevant and effective instruction. The analysis informs our choices about our course content. Continuous improvement is an objective we share with you and a key reason for encouraging and supporting the administration of the PATs.
If you have registered one or more students in grade 6 or 9, we are seeking your assistance in ensuring that they write the PATs. We are aware, however, that as part of the 2020/21 School Re-Entry Plan, changes have been announced regarding PAT administration for 2020/21, and we wish to continue supporting programming decisions made at your school.
We ask that you remind your student(s) and their guardian(s) about the PATs and inform us regarding your direction for these tests as soon as possible. We rely on you to communicate with and inform the guardians of all students, including those needing accommodations, even though ADLC has provided the instruction.
As a service provider and partner, we will share student results with you, their resident school authority. The results of ADLC’s registered cohort are available to your school staff, school authorities, parents and the public.
Thank you in advance for working with us. Please contact ADLC Principal Steven Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or concerns.