Students writing at or above grade level on HLAT
Percentage of students in grades 1-9 demonstrating at or above grade level in writing (Source: District Student Information System, 2015).
The Highest Level of Achievement Test (HLAT) is an Edmonton Public Schools assessment given each year from grades 1-9 to measure a student’s growth in writing.
Ideally, a student's results will be at or above the grade they are in.
Student Growth and Success
Foster growth and success for every student by supporting their journey from early learning through high school completion and beyond.
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.