The Education Ministry

Alberta Education

Alberta Education supports students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services (ECS) through Grade 12.

Education Ministry Business Plan 2021-24

Education Ministry Annual Report 2020-21

Education Funding Model

Funding Manual for School Authorities 2021/22 School Year



Through safe and caring schools for all students, Alberta’s government is making life better by investing in education – one of the most important investments we can make in our future.

The Ministry has the following responsibilities:

  • develop curriculum and set standards
  • evaluate curriculum and assess outcomes
  • teacher development and certification
  • support students with diverse learning needs
  • fund and support school boards
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone education
  • oversees basic education policy and regulations

Guide to Education   PDF             Guide de l’éducation: Préscolaire à la 12ᵉ année 

A single, convenient reference with key information and requirements to operate and deliver ECS to 12 education in Alberta.   DIGITAL VERSION


K to 12 Provincial Assessment

K to 12 provincial assessment - Diploma exams, Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) students in grades 6 and 9, and Student Learning Assessments (SLAs) Grade 3 Students. (to help assure the public that students are meeting provincial standards).

Results for 2018/19 school year: Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) and Diploma Exam results