Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Test Schedule 2017
Gr 6 English Language Arts (Part A): Thursday, May 11, 2017
Gr 6 English Language Arts (Part B): Monday, June 19th, 2017
Gr 6 Math (Part A & B): Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Gr 6 Social Studies: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Gr 6 Science: Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Quick Facts for Parents/Guardians
What are PATs?
Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are administered to students in grades 6 and 9 and have three main purposes:
• to determine if students are learning what they are expected to learn;
• to report to Albertans how well students have achieved provincial standards at given points in their schooling;
• to assist schools, authorities, and the province in monitoring and improving student learning.
When are PATs administered?
PATs are administered in May and June annually in English and French language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in grade 6 and grade 9. Some grade 9 students write PATs in January of each year.
Are there any practice questions my child can do before writing PATs?
Yes. Students can try out the released questions from previous PATs that are located at https://questaplus.alberta.ca/PracticeMain.html.
When will I find out my child’s PAT results?
After PATs are administered, schools share the preliminary results with parents. Each fall, Individual Student Results (ISPs) are made available to schools that contain official student results. Schools then share the ISPs with parents and keep a record of the ISP on the student’s record in accordance with the Student Record Regulation.
Want to know more?
More information and resources for the PATs are available on the Alberta Education website at https://education.alberta.ca/provincial-achievement-tests.
The personal information collected in the Provincial Achievement Testing program is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSA 2000, C. F-25). This information will be used for the purpose of administering the Provincial Achievement Testing program as well as support program and policy evaluation and measurement.
Questions regarding the program and collection, use and disclosure of information may be directed to the Director, Provincial Achievement Tests, Student Learning Standards, Alberta Education, 6th Floor, 10044 -108 Street, 44 Capital Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6 or by telephone at 780-427-6204. (Dial 310-0000 to be connected toll-free from outside the Edmonton area.)