Calgary Board of Education officials want to know why some students are scoring low grades on a special new curriculum.   The issue was brought up at Tuesday night's board meeting.  

The Knowledge and Employability Curriculum is a set of courses for select students from grades 8 to 12, which are designed to prepare them for jobs when they graduate.  

But some students are scoring below board standards, said CBE chief superintendent of schools Naomi Johnson.

"We have identified that this is an area of some concern for our students in Grade 9 in social studies," she said.

Johnson wouldn't reveal how many students are not meeting the CBE's standards.

She said the board is reviewing the entrance requirements and talking with teachers in an effort to better understand the problem.

"This is a fairly new curriculum that we have ... we're just beginning to understand which students actually fit the curriculum," she said.