Action Plan to Improve JK-12 Student Outcomes in the NWT

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In 2018-2019, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) conducted a Formative Evaluation of the Education Renewal and Innovation Framework (ERI Evaluation).  During the same time, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) conducted a performance Audit (OAG Audit) of early childhood to Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 (JK-12) education in the Northwest Territories (NWT).  

ECE has created a revised Action Plan for ERI that follows ECE’s approach to improving student outcomes; first starting with actions that focus on quality early learning and child care, through to those actions that support a quality JK-12 education system.  

The actions are categorized into the following seven themes:

  • Theme 1: Quality Early Learning and Child Care
  • Theme 2: Workforce Development and Capacity Building
  • Theme 3: Curriculum and Student Assessment 
  • Theme 4: Student Supports
  • Theme 5: Training, Developing and Support for School Employees
  • Theme 6: Governance
  • Theme 7: Monitoring and Evaluation 

For each of the relevant actions listed within these themes, the associated deliverables and timelines expected to complete those actions are included. 

ECE remains cognizant that the development and implementation of this Action Plan is just one step toward improving student outcomes.  If this Action Plan is to have much success, education bodies, Indigenous governments and organizations, communities, educators, families, and students themselves must have a role to play in improving student outcomes in the NWT.  


Action Plan to Improve JK-12 Student Outcomes in the NWT

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