School Grades: Identifying British Columbia's Best Schools
AbstractStandardized testing is a controversial subject, particularly in British Columbia. However, as this Commentary argues, standardized test results can be a valuable resource as long as they are placed into the proper context. It is no surprise that students who have parents with more education or speak English as a first language do far better on standardized tests than otherwise disadvantaged students. This Commentary compares outcomes in British Columbia schools where students come from similar backgrounds.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.
Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 258 (February)
education papers; social policy; standardized testing; elementary schools; Foundation Skills Assessment;
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