Provincial Exam Results
Before you read the information contained within the links below,please be sure the read "Guidelines and Cautions for Interpreting Results" below.
Interpreting Reports: Guidelines and Cautions
To increase confidence in the student results being collected, it is advisable to use multiple sources of performance information including information drawn at the classroom, school, district, and provincial levels. This is particularly important when reviewing the performance of small numbers of students.
When analysing student results collected from different sources, care should be taken to ensure comparability.
For example, consider the similarity of exam questions, the number of students represented, as well as the consistency in exam administration.
Small numbers of students may not adequately represent the whole population. The overall results for smaller groups of students can be greatly influenced by the scores of just a few (one or two) individuals.
Multiple years of results are more meaningful than results of a single year. Five or more years may suggest a trend. The more results that follow the trend the greater the ability to make a prediction.