Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)

Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are administered to students in Grades 6 and 9.

The purpose of the Provincial Achievement Testing program is to:

  • Determine if students are learning what they are expected to learn
  • Report to Albertans how well students have achieved provincial standards at given points in their schooling
  • Assist schools, authorities, and the province in monitoring and improving student learning

Learn more about Provincial Achievement Tests, by visiting the Alberta Education website.

After working with school administration and neighbouring jurisdictions, our division has decided to forgo participation in the 2020-2021 provincial achievement tests this school year. The focus is on students’ mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 and the progression of learning.