Student Success & Completion
School is about the successful journey students experience from early learning, through all grades, to high school completion, and beyond.
Outcomes and Strategies:
Children have an excellent start to their learning journey in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.
- Develop common practices across the district to create a literacy-rich environment that includes: strong emphasis on oral language, phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and print awareness.
- Develop common practices across the district to create learning environments that focus on exploration, play, and inquiry.
Students at elementary and middle schools have a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy.
- Strategies as outlined in the priority of Literacy & Numeracy.
Students experience effective transitions between grades and between schools.
- Utilizing the Transitions Task Force, as well as community resources, develop and implement strategies for successful transitions (by grade and school).
- Monitor and respond to student progress throughout each reporting period.
- Utilize the Pyramid of Support model to focus on improving attendance for identified students.
- Provide transition support for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.
Students experience character education programming in Grades 1 to 9.
- Define and communicate the critical principles from which schools will build their respective character education programming.
Students in high school will be engaged in personalized and flexible learning environments while being supported by meaningful relationships in the school.
- Continue to infuse the principles of Mastery Learning; Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum; Personalization; Flexible Learning Environments; Meaningful Relationships; Home and Community Involvement; Assessment; and a Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environment in our high schools.
- Increase the use of My Blueprint at all high schools to support career exploration and development activities.
- Continue to monitor student academic progress and respond appropriately.
- Percentage of students who achieved the acceptable standard on the cumulative composite scores of all Provincial Achievement Tests (Target: 73%). (AE)
- Percentage of students who achieved the standard of excellence on the cumulative composite scores of all Provincial Achievement Tests (Target: 15.5%). (AE)
- Percentage of students who achieved the acceptable standard on the cumulative composite scores of all Diploma Examinations (Target: 81%). (AE)
- Percentage of students who achieved the standard of excellence on the cumulative composite scores of all Diploma Examinations (Target: 19%). (AE)
- Overall satisfaction with the quality of basic education (Target: 90%). (AE)
- High school completion rate of students within three, four, and five years of entering Grade 10 (Target: 75%, 80%, and 85%, respectively ). (AE)
- High school to post-secondary transition rate of students within six years of entering Grade 10 (Target: 55%). (AE)
- Students identified with attendance issues. (RDP)
- Overall agreement that students model the characteristics of active citizenship (Target: 82%). (AE)
- Overall satisfaction with the opportunity for students to receive a broad program of studies, including fine arts, career, technology, health and physical education (Target: 85%). (AE)