This is the Guide for AIMS’ Interim Report Card for Western Canadian High Schools, prepared in cooperation with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
Based on AIMS successful Report Card for Atlantic Canadian High Schools (now in its eighth year), the Interim Report Card for Western Canada examines the information currently available, what that data looks like, and how it would be used in developing a report card for Western Canadian high schools.
As an interim report, AIMS invites parents, students and teachers to review the information and make comments, particularly if they feel there is information missing that should be included. The object is to provide as much information as possible about what goes on inside our classrooms, so that we can use that information to improve student performance.
“In 2006, an analysis by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) found that making achievement data public at the school level resulted in improved student performance,” explains AIMS Research Manager Bobby O’Keefe.
“The schools became better regardless of where they were, the types of families they served or the resources each school had. Rich suburbs or poor inner-city neighbourhoods, remote rural schools or schools serving thousands of kids, they all got better the more they told the public about what was going on. Openness matters, a lot, if we want our kids to be better educated and better equipped to take on the world.”
Transparency: BC tops list;
FCPP Director of Research Mark Milke says the interim report shows the four western provinces have varying viewpoints on the collection, use of, and distribution of school level data.
“Some provinces, like
For more details and links, see the Interim Western Report Card.
To view results for British Columbia schools, click here.
To view results for Alberta schools, click here.