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Accountability Pillar Survey Information

Invest in the future. Alberta Education invites parents to play an important role in their child’s education.

By completing the Accountability Pillar Parent survey, you are giving your school, your school authority, and your provincial government important information about the quality of education your child is receiving and helping to ensure they are being prepared for success.

When you complete the survey, you’re adding your voice to the future of education in your school and throughout Alberta. Results are used by schools, school authorities, and government to see what’s working and what needs to be improved. We all have a part to play in the important work of educating the next generation of Albertans.

Are you a grade four, seven or ten parent? Watch for your Accountability Pillar Parent survey package in your mailbox during the month of January.  


Will all parents receive the survey? 
Unfortunately, no, the Accountability Pillar Parent survey will only be mailed to the families of grade four, seven and ten students. 

How will I receive the survey? 

Alberta Education is in the process of mailing survey packages to families and will deliver them to family homes sometime during the month of January. Watch your mailbox for your survey package to arrive. 

Can I complete the survey online? 
All families that receive the survey are encouraged to complete it through an online submission or on paper and sent back using the self-addressed and posted envelope included in the package. Online applications: Families will require a Random Access Code (RAC) to complete the survey online; the code, along with detailed instruction can be found in the survey package received by mail.

What if English is not my first language? 
If language is a barrier, please note that the survey is available in English, French, Punjabi, Cree, Korean, Denesųłı̨né, Tagalog, Chinese, Blackfoot, Arabic, Spanish or Urdu. To receive a survey in one of these languages, parents can contact their school principal.

When is the survey deadline? 
Accountability Pillar survey will close on April 23, 2021. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. 

Will my child complete a similar survey? 
Yes, a student survey will be administered to students in grade four, seven and ten.

Will there be open houses for parents who have questions? 
Parent engagement sessions may be held at your child's school, please check the calendar or newsletter for more information. Parents are encouraged to speak with their child’s teacher or the school principal if they have any questions about the survey. 

Are survey responses anonymous?
Yes, all survey responses are anonymous. 

What does the survey measure? 

The Accountability Pillar survey consists of a common set of performance measures and consistent, fair evaluations of results. Increased emphasis is placed on achieving outcomes, reporting results and using data to make informed decisions to improve programs and student results in subsequent years.

 • 7 Categories:
            Safe and caring schools
            Student learning opportunities
            Student learning achievement (Grades K to 9)
            Student learning achievement (Grades 10 to 12)
            Preparing for lifelong learning, world of work, and citizenship
            Parental involvement
            Continuous improvement 

The highest priority of our education system is the success of each student. Accountability is very important because it helps ensure students receive the best possible education and succeed in school. 

A quality education helps all children make the most of their talents and abilities. It takes place in schools that allow parents to play a key role in the education of their children. A great school is a caring and safe place for children and welcomes parents. 

Accountability reports provide school authorities with the best information possible to make decisions about student learning. The reports ensure that all school authorities are on the same page, measuring the same factors in the same way at the same time and creating an accurate picture to share with the public. This, in turn, provides students with the best learning experience possible.

Accountability Pillar Fact Sheet

Measuring the Quality of Your Child's Education


Content from: 

System Assurance Branch, Alberta Education
Office: (780) 643-9193 (toll-free access within Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first)