To ensure that Alberta has a world-class education system and we continue to build on this excellence, in 2000, the Review Committee on Outcomes (RCO) was created with the goal to make Alberta's system as effective and dynamic as it can be.
The committee was made up of stakeholder representatives who gathered public input on important topics like enhancing student learning, ensuring children have an opportunity to learn, and providing opportunities for involvement by parents, community and staff.
The committee also gathered input on other topics such as promoting quality teaching, enhancing leadership and governance, and ensuring availability of appropriate facilities.
The purpose of engaging the public was to provide the committee (and Alberta Education) with solid ideas on what Albertans expect from their learning system and how we know when we've achieved it.
A set of final outcomes was completed and endorsed in the fall of 2001. Indicators and measures for these outcomes were finalized through consultation and approved in the spring of 2003.