Provincial Achievement Test Results
Results for the June 2016 administration of the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) were released on October 7, 2016. Results for students enrolled at New Horizons School, as well as for the province as a whole, are presented in the table blow.
The table shows the results achieved by students in the June 2016 PAT administration, first for students enrolled at New Horizons School and then for students in the province as a whole. As well, for comparison purposes, results for the previous four years are also included.
For those not be familiar with provincial achievement tests, student achievement is reported in terms of the percentage of students who reach the acceptable standard on each test and the percentage of students who reach the standard of excellence. The scores needed to attain the acceptable standard and standard of excellence respectively are set in accordance with Alberta Education’s standard-setting procedures. Although these “cut scores” vary somewhat from test to test, they are generally in the range of 50% for the acceptable standard and 80-85% for the standard of excellence.
As you will see in the table below, our students have consistently achieved at a high level on the PATs, when compared with students across the province. Although we are pleased to see this generally high level of achievement, the administration and teaching staff of the school will review the results to identify specific areas of weakness. The school’s Education Plan, which guides the school’s instructional program and which is approved by the Board of Directors, will then be adjusted in accordance with this analysis.
More information on Alberta’s provincial achievement testing program can be found online at