Dear parents and guardians,
Many parents will receive a survey in their mailbox after March 25 from Alberta Education. Please take a few moments to complete this survey - your participation supports local and provincial planning and is very important to us.
Click the link to access the Alberta Education Assurance Survey!
The survey closes Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
By completing the survey, you are giving your school, school authority and provincial government important information to gauge the quality of education your child is receiving and ensuring they are being prepared for success. As part of the assurance process, school authorities report their Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey results to their communities through their education plans and annual education results reports, which are posted on their websites. Sharing the results with their communities allows Albertans to see how their school authority is performing and ensures that the entire education system is more open and accountable.
All responses remain anonymous. Survey responses are tabulated at the school authority and school level. Please take a few moments to complete this survey - your participation is very important to our district.
What is it?
The Assurance Survey is one component of the Assurance Framework; which is the measuring stick that Alberta Education and school authorities use to ensure that they are equipping students for success.
The Assurance Framework uses a set of performance indicators. Data for these indicators comes from three sources:
- Assurance Survey of students, their parents and teachers to see how they perceive the quality of education they receive and take part in;
- Student learning indicators, such as high school completion and post-secondary transition rates;
- Student results from Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Examinations.
Why are the surveys important?
The results of the Assurance Survey, along with the other measures of the Assurance Framework, give everyone important information and evidence about the quality of your child’s education. The results show which measures have improved, which have remained constant and which have declined.
Schools and school authorities are expected to share their results and plans for improvement with the community, through their Education Plan, Annual Education Results Report (AERR) and other platforms, so their stakeholders can review them. At a glance, the results point out successes and areas of concern from both a local and provincial perspective.
Who gets to do the survey?
Assurance Survey packages are sent in March to parents/guardians of Grade 4, 7 & 10 students.
The mailed packages include a Random Access Code (RAC) needed to access the parent survey online.
Parents still have the option of completing a paper version of the AEA survey. Requests for the paper survey can be directed to Alberta Education System Assurance using the contact information below.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school.
Students and teachers in Grande Prairie Public School Division complete their surveys online at school throughout March and April.
Have a voice in education!
For more information, please visit http://www.education.alberta.ca/accountability.