Schools from Toronto, Kemptville, and overseas top Fraser Institute Ontario secondary school rankings

Schools from Toronto, Kemptville, and overseas top Fraser Institute Ontario secondary school rankings: “Schools from Toronto, Kemptville, and overseas top Fraser Institute Ontario secondary school rankingsRelease Date: March 30, 2008-TORONTO, ON—St. Michaels Choir of Toronto and St. Michael of Kemptville joined the Canadian International School of Hong Kong and the Canadian School of India in Bangalore as the only schools to rate a ‘10’ in the Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools: 2008 Edition, released today by independent research organization The Fraser Institute.The Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools: 2008 Edition rates 725 English and French, public and separate secondary schools from across Ontario based on seven key indicators derived from province-wide tests of literacy and mathematics skills administered by the province’s Education Quality and Accountability Office.The two foreign-based schools both teach the Ontario secondary curriculum and are included in EQAO testing results. This is their first appearance in the report card rankings. Fifteen other schools scored a nine or higher in the annual rankings.‘The report card contains a wealth of information that allows parents to track ongoing trends over a number of years and compare the performance of schools within their neighbourhood. This is information that parents can’t easily get anywhere else,’ said Peter Cowley, the Institute’s Director of School Performance Studies and co-author of the report card.The Fraser Institute’s annual report card on secondary schools compiles data from several indicators into easily read charts that allow anyone to analyze and compare the performance of individual schools. In addition to the average test results for each school, the report cards include the percentage of tests written by students who failed to meet provincial education ministry expectations, and details on whether the school’s performance is improving or declining over time. Other indicators such as the number of ESL and special needs students at each school, and the average education level of the parents of the school’s students, provide some context within which to analyze each school’s results.‘Parents and educators can use the report card to compare their school to others in the community and around the province. By doing so, they will be able to identify areas of school performance that can be improved.’This annual report card compiles data from these indicators into easily read charts that allow anyone to analyze and compare the performance of individual schools. Parents consult the report card when they are choosing a school and use it as an annual audit of how their children’s school is doing academically.Ontario’s top-ranked secondary schools”

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