PRSD Three Year Education Plan/Annual Education Results Report
For immediate release
December 3, 2018 – During the regular board meeting held on November 22, 2018 the board of trustees approved the Peace River School Division (PRSD) 2018-2021 Three Year Education Plan (3YEP) and Annual Education Results Report (AERR). The 3YEP/AERR reflects the division’s growth over the past year and outlines goals and strategies moving forward.
2017-2018 Annual Education Results Report
PRSD is thrilled to share that PRSD’s results increased in 12 of the 16 measures on the Accountability Pillar Report (APR) over last years’ results. The division also exceeds provincial averages in seven measures, and PRSD’s First Nations Metis and Inuit results exceed provincial averages in every measure. The APR is provided by Alberta Education and serves as a “report card” for the division. It contains information compiled through student progress data, test results and student, parent and staff surveys.
Specific areas where PRSD experienced increases include; Safe and Caring, Program of Studies, Education Quality, Transition Rate, Work Preparation, Citizenship, Parental Involvement and School Improvement. The number of students achieving an acceptable standard and standard of excellence on Diploma Exams also increased, and PRSD’s drop-out rate decreased and is less than a percentage point more than the provincial average.
PRSD exceeds provincial averages in the areas of Safe and Caring, Program of Studies, Education Quality, Work Preparation, Citizenship, Parental Involvement and School Improvement, and as mentioned, all PRSD’s First Nations Metis and Inuit results exceed provincial averages.
“Thank you to our students, staff, parents, community members and partnering organizations for your support and dedication to student success” says PRSD Board Chair Darren Kuester. “Our division is a community of supportive, dedicated, innovative individuals and organizations who together provide students with high-quality educational opportunities – together we are thrilled to celebrate these great results with each and every one of you.”
Three Year Education Plan
The report also provides detailed goals, strategies and initiatives for the next three years and throughout the plan, PRSD’s commitment to foster inclusive learning environments and ensure all students experience success is supported through the Collaborative Response Model.
“The Collaborative Response Model is rooted in the foundation of collaboration among staff, data-informed decisions, frequent and formative assessment practices, and timely intervention to ensure students are experiencing their full potential” says Kuester.
PRSD also remains committed to the Response to Intervention (RTI) model which is a highly regarded system that identifies student strengths, learning styles and specific learning needs. The RTI model supports the success of all learners regardless of age, ability or special needs.
Literacy, numeracy, formative assessment, hands-on learning opportunities, flexible learning time for all high school students, technology in the classroom, providing students with a voice in education through PRSD’s Student Engagement Teams, professional development for staff, First Nations Metis and Inuit success, student and staff wellness, and parental and community involvement/partnerships are also areas of strong focus outlined in the education plan.
Strategies in the Education Plan reflect the voice of students, parents, staff and community members through face-to-face conversations, school and student council organizations, PRSD’s Student Engagement Committee, meetings with our municipal partners, analyzing survey results and through strategic planning sessions with staff and the board of trustees.
PRSD’s 3YEP/AERR is available HERE or by choosing “public documents” in the “parent and student” portal at www.prsd.ab.ca and all school-based Education Plans are posted on their respective websites.