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Grade 6/9 PATs


Students achieved acceptable or better on PATs

Overall percentage of students in grades 6 and 9 who achieved the acceptable standard or better on the Provincial Achievement Test (Source: Accountability Pillar, October 2015).

Each year students in Grades 6 and 9 write the Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) for social studies, science, math, and language arts. The results of these tests are summarized at a District and school level, and parents receive results for their child.

Over time, provincial programs of study change; provincial standardized tests must also change. Alberta Education is introducing Student Learning Assessments that will eventually replace PATs.

Priority 1

Student Growth and Success

Foster growth and success for every student by supporting their journey from early learning through high school completion and beyond.

Goal Two

Success for every student

Outcome: More students demonstrate growth and achieve student learning outcomes with a specific focus on literacy and numeracy.

Why is it important?

Literacy and numeracy are foundations of successful learning and living, and help students reach their full potential and experience a better quality of life. These skills are also essential in the workplace.

To discover and make meaning of the world, students need the ability to acquire, create, connect, and communicate information in a variety of situations that go beyond the foundational basics of reading, writing, and solving simple arithmetic problems.