NWT Ministerial Directives

Strengthening Teacher Instructional Practices

Inclusive Schooling

Principal Growth and Evaluation in the Northwest Territories (2012)

Student Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

School Improvement and Reporting

Release of Alberta Achievement Test Results

Standardized Testing - Alberta Achievement Tests

Evaluation and Promotion of Professional Growth for Teachers

School Fees for Treaty Rights Holders

Recruitment of Teaching Personnel

  • Recruitment of Teaching Personnel (2001)
  • To provide direction to education bodies regarding the recruitment of teaching personnel, the checking of references and the nature of the subsequent employment contract. This directive also reinforces the commitment by the Government of the Northwest Territories  to offer employment to all northern graduates of teacher education programs.

Career Development Across the Lifespan

  • Career Development Across the Lifespan (2001)
  • To provide guideline for the delivery of quality career development education, programs, and services that provide people with the tools, resources, and opportunities to be self-directed in their work/life through contributions that bring personal meaning and satisfaction to themselves and their community. 

Student Record Management

  • Management of Information in the Student Record and Other Records Pertaining to Students (1998)
  • To provide direction to DECs, DEAs and schools to ensure that their records management procedures are consistent with Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP) and to integrate the requirements of other guiding documents, including the Education ActStudent Record Regulations and the Protocol for Sharing of Information on Young Offenders. The Directive was updated in 2005 -- Revised version available here.

Child Abuse Protocol

Magnet Facilities

Religious Instruction in Public Schools

  • Religious Instruction in Public Schools (1998)
  • To ensure that all Divisional Education Councils, District Education Authorities and School Administrators are respectful of the spiritual values or beliefs of all students and understand the section of the Act that deals with religious instruction.

Home Schooling

  • Home Schooling (1996)
  • To identify the responsibilities of the Superintendent, Superintendent's designate, principal and DEA regarding home schooling programs, including programming, support, registration, and funding.

Preparing for Tomorrow – Community Secondary Schooling (1994)

  • To provide guidance on the planning, development, and delivery of community Senior Secondary Schooling to ensure that all students have the opportunity to access higher learning in their own cultural environment.