Annual Education Results Report & Three-Year Education Plan

Each year, the NLPS Board of Trustees is required to provide Alberta Education with an Annual Education Results Report (AERR) that details how the division is meeting the goals set for it by Alberta Education, and how it is addressing priority areas it has identified.

It is also required to approve and submit a Three-Year Education Plan that includes the strategies the division is planning to implement or continue to use to improve in the areas identified by Alberta Education, as well as the priorities it has set as a division.

NLPS combines the two reports into one document: 

2019-2020 AERR & 2020-2023 Three-Year Education Plan


The division also produces a one-page summary called the Community Update that is inserted in mailboxes in the new year in all of our communities. 

Annual Education Results Report Summary 2019-2020

For the 2019-2020 school year, Alberta Education identified four outcomes for school jurisdictions in the province to address. In addition, Northern Lights Public Schools focused on two new division priorities that were included in its Three-Year Education Plan:

  • Northern Lights Public Schools will improve the mental health and wellness of students; and
  • Northern Lights Public Schools will improve the numeracy skills of students.

These division priorities were developed with input from all stakeholders collected during an extensive stakeholder consultation process in 2018-2019.

2020-2023 Three-Year Education Plan Summary

For 2020-2023 Alberta Education has identified four outcomes goals that Boards must address. In addition, through the stakeholder engagement process that took place in 2018-2019, the Board identified two division priorities to focus on: improving students' mental health and wellness, and improving the numeracy skills of students.

It must be acknowledged, however, that the ongoing pandemic will likely have an impact on the ability to implement the various planned strategies to meet the Alberta Education outcomes and the Northern Lights Public Schools priorities. Illnesses, isolation requirements, temporary school closures and remote learning possibilities, if initiated, will impact the work of school-based and division level staff. The safety of students and staff, and the ability to provide ongoing programming in challenging circumstances will be our first responsibility. Beyond that, the commitment towards improvement goals and priorities remains for 2020-2021.