Provincial Achievement Tests
Please visit the following sites for more info on Provincial Achievement Tests
Resources for Parents
Every year the Grades 3, 6 and 9 students write the Alberta Provincial Achievement Tests. The teachers review practice tests with the students in the weeks leading up to the exams. This hopefully accomplishes a few things. First, the students will be familiar with the testing format and how to fill out the answer forms. Second, it reinforces to the student that the test is testing knowledge of material that has been taught in school. Third, it reduces anxiety and stress as the students know what to expect.
Testing Dates for May & June 2013
All tests begin first thing in the morning. If your child is
ill, the test will be made up when the student returns to
Important Dates for PAT'S
|Monday, May 13, 2013||9:00-10:10 a.m||Grade 9 English Language Arts Part A|
|Tuesday, May 14, 2013||9:00-10:10 a.m||Grade 3 English Language Arts Part A|
|Wednesday, May 15, 2013||9:00-11:00 a.m||Grade 6 English Language Arts Part A|
|Tuesday, June 11, 2013||9:00-10:00 a.m||Grade 3 English Language Arts Part B|
|Thursday, June 13, 2013||9:00-10:00 a.m||Grade 3 Mathematics|
|Monday, June 17, 2013||9:00-10:00 a.m||Grade 6 English Language Arts Part B|
|Tuesday, June 18, 2013||9:00-10:15 a.m||Grade 6 Mathematics|
|Wednesday, June 19, 2013||9:00-10:00 a.m||Grade 6 Science|
|Thursday, June 20, 2013||9:00-10:00 a.m||Grade 6 Social Studies|
|Monday, June 24, 2013||9:00-10:15 a.m||Grade 9 Science|
|Tuesday, June 25, 2013||9:00-10:30 a.m||Grade 9 Mathematics|
|Wednesday, June 26, 2013||9:00-10:15 a.m||Grade 9 English Language Arts Part B|
|Thursday, June 27, 2013||9:00-10:20 a.m||Grade 9 Social Studies|
View a complete copy of the Curriculum Handbook for Parents at: http://education.alberta.ca/parents/resources/handbook.aspx
Students who are on IPP's are provided with testing accommodations. Your teacher will let you know what accommodations are in place for your child. If a child has been excused from an exam, Alberta Learning has made the decision and approved the request. All students are allowed an extra 30 minutes to complete the tests, if this is needed.
How to help at home:
Make sure that your child is getting a good sleep and eating well. Aim to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety by talking with your child about the tests. Just knowing that you know that they are "trying their best" is often a great stress releaser.
Note for Parents:
The School has just received a DVD entitled PAT - Answers for Parents. It is a 9 minute overview of the Achievement Testing Program. If you wish to borrow the DVD, please contact the school at 780-430-8015. The results of the Provincial tests are not released until November. They have no influence on your child’s transition to the next grade. The results are not used to rate your child, but more as a measure of what patterns and trends are evident and to determine how the school’s programs might be improved.