This year the report card is based on much richer and more varied data provided by school boards, departments of education and post secondary institutions. With the provinces incrementally improving their measurement and reporting of school results, AIMS has been able to provide a more complete picture of achievement in: • Language arts • Science • Mathematics • Humanities • Post-secondary performance • “Hold” and “retention” rates for Grade 10 students; Additionally, in all provinces where the data allows, three-year rolling averages are used to smooth out spikes in year-over-year achievement and to assess schools and not groups of students.
In 2003 AIMS released the broadest set of public information ever presented on Atlantic Canadian secondary schools. The much-anticipated Report Card paints a rich, complex picture of the unique nature and performance of each high school in the region. The first in an ongoing project to provide transparency in education.