AIMS’ 5th Annual Report Card (RC5) for Atlantic Canadian High Schools is able to provide a more accurate picture of high school education in
“Halifax, Annapolis Valley and Tri-County Regional School Boards couldn’t supply us the results of provincial exams or comparable teacher assigned grades prior to publication of the report card,” said report co-author and AIMS acting president Charles Cirtwill. “
Basic measures that are currently accessible in other Atlantic Canadian jurisdictions, but not in
In this year’s analysis there was a significant development at the top of the chart with Islands Consolidated of Freeport, the top ranked school in
Once again no school in
However, AIMS urges all stakeholders to look beyond the overall rankings and consider the performance of each school on all available measures. Individual report cards were mailed to every high school, parent-teacher association, student council and school board in the region to help them assess how their schools are doing.
Grades are based on a three-year rolling average. If a school does not have at least two years of data for a particular measure, it will not receive a grade for that measure. RC5 is based on data from the school years 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05.
AIMS also provides an on-line report card on its website (www.aims.ca) which provides parents, students teachers and anyone else interested the opportunity to do some in-depth review of a school’s results.
“Last year our on-line report card received over a quarter of a million hits on the first day it was posted. That amount of traffic to our website proves that people are interested in this report card and want to know how it can be used to improve our public schools,” says Cirtwill. “Ultimately we hope the information will be used to push for reform and improvements for our students.”
The Report Card is published annually in Progress business magazine and a complete copy can be found as a centre insert in this month’s issue. This is the fifth year the magazine has dedicated an edition to the AIMS’ Report Card.
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For more information, contact:
Charles Cirtwill, AIMS (acting) president
902-29-1143 ext 227 – o / 902-452-1172 – cell