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Important information for PWSD parents – Have your say in education

February 03, 2015

What if you could have a direct impact on education and play a role in ensuring that your school is equipping your child for success? You can.

Alberta Education and Peace Wapiti Public School Division invite parents to complete and return the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 27th, 2015. Parent surveys were scheduled to arrive in mailboxes between the end of January and early February. Students in Grades 4, 7 and 10 and all teachers will complete the survey online at school. Schools with fewer than 120 students enrolled in Grades 4-12 will see the survey expanded to include all parents of students in Grades 4 and above.

An annual check-up on the education system, The Accountability Pillar Survey uses a number of indicators to determine how Alberta’s schools are measuring up. All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about the school environment, program of studies, the quality of education being offered, student preparation for the world of work, building citizenship in students, the level of parental involvement, and the school improvement process.

Superintendent Sheldon Rowe says he cannot stress enough how important it is for parents to complete the survey.

“We’re interested in hearing from as many parents as possible on how our schools are performing. Parents have the opportunity to influence their child’s education simply by completing and returning the Accountability Pillar Survey near the end of February. If parents are unclear of what is being asked of them in any part of the survey, it’s best to contact the school’s Principal for clarification,” says Mr. Rowe.

Once surveys have been gathered and analyzed by Alberta Education, results will be made available to school authorities in May, 2015. The results will be reported publicly as part of PWSD’s Three-Year Education Plan and the Annual Education Results Report.

Details about the Accountability Pillar Survey and how to obtain results are available online at www.education.alberta.ca/accountability.