Division Accountability, Implementation, Plans and Publications
Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) is committed to continued growth and optimal student learning in our Christ-centered schools. The Assurance Framework for educational planning represents that the EICS Board of Trustees is committed to determining the level of confidence of the stakeholders in the educational system by developing clear goals, outcomes, and strategies. Assurance provides the framework for EICS to continue to maintain close alignment with the direction and goals of the Ministry’s Alberta Education Business Plan 2021 with a stronger focus on being responsive and aligned to the needs of the Division’s school communities.
EICS Assurance Education Plan and reporting is prepared under the direction of the EICS Board of Trustees in accordance with its responsibilities under the School Act and the Fiscal Planning and Transparency Act. As we continue the Assurance Framework in the division, the report and plan are formed within the context of the priorities document prepared by the division in conjunction with stakeholders as part of our engagement processes. The reporting structure is provided through the division and school dashboards as presented through the division website indicated by the links below.
Additionally, the information and documentation contained within the EICS website were developed in the context of the provincial government’s business and fiscal plans. The EICS Board of Trustees has used the results reported in the assurance plans and reports to develop and actualize the EICS Assurance Education 2018-2022 and is committed to implementing the strategies identified to achieve the four goals to improve student learning.
ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT FOR THE ASSURANCE EDUCATION PLAN
The EICS Board of Trustees approves the reports, plans, and dashboard as part of the Superintendent report at the public board meetings. The EICS Assurance Education Plan for 2018-2022 was finalized and approved on May 30, 2018 at the public board meeting.
The EICS Board of Trustees approved an engagement plan for the 2018-2019 school year that included full stakeholder and educational partner engagement through surveys, school community meetings, and public engagement meetings. The results of the engagement are the basis of the division priorities outlined in the EICS Assurance Plan for the next four years commencing September 2018 to June of 2022.
The 2021-2022 Division Assurance Education Plan was presented and accepted by the Board of Trustees on June 16, 2021.
DIVISION ASSURANCE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND PUBLICATIONS
The planning implementation cycle involves the following steps:
- Developing and updating Division and School Assurance Education Plans that aligns with both provincial goals, outcomes and performance measures and the Division’s vision, mission and values as a faith-filled community
- Promoting community engagement
- Preparing priority-based budgets that allocate or re-direct resources to support student learning, to achieve goals and to improve results
- Implementing strategies to maintain or improve student learning, faith formation and wellness
- Monitoring implementation and adjusting the strategies outlined in the plan as needed
- Using results to identify areas for improvement and to develop strategies and targets for the next plan, e.g. evidence-based decision making and
- Communicating with stakeholders (staff, students, parents, or guardians, school councils, the public and Alberta Education) about school authority plans and results
- Providing yearly to school leadership a EICS Assurance Timeline.
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CYCLE
Successful work occurs within a continuous improvement cycle.
EICS actively reviews ongoing data when planning, engaging and reporting with our stakeholders. Through the Active School Engagement process and our Catholic School Reviews, division Senior Leadership commits to a regular schedule of school visits with school-based leadership teams and staff engaging in a generative dialogue about their School Assurance plan and our four goals; Faith Formation, Quality Teaching and Learning, Wellness and Engagement and Improvement.
EICS Division’s Assurance Education Plan is the document which guides the strategic plans for the Division and Schools for the following year. The Assurance Education Plan and corresponding measures and results are featured primarily in a web-based format on the Division Assurance Dashboard in order to facilitate community access and transparency.
EICS actively reviews ongoing data when planning, engaging and reporting with our stakeholders.
The following links are provided for navigating the various reports contained within the EICS website as part of the division commitment to clearly communicate the results, plans and provide transparency to all stakeholders.
Division Assurance Education Plans
Jurisdiction Results Reports
Class Size Reports – can also be found on dashboard