Ontario's Best Public Schools: 2009-2011
AbstractThis study compares student outcomes at Ontario (Canada) elementary schools where students come from similar socio-economic backgrounds, revealing “good” schools where principals, teachers and staff are making a noticeably positive difference to student performance. Several schools achieve positive student outcomes that exceed the expectations suggested by socio-economic factors. Another thought-provoking finding is that students who attend middle schools starting in Grade 6 underperform compared to similar students at other elementary schools.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 134.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, June 2012
Social Policy; Education Papers; Ontario (Canada); elementary schools; socio-economic characteristics; Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO);
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- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-07-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2012-07-08 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2012-07-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2012-07-08 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- Elizabeth Dhuey, 2013. "Middle school or junior high? How gradelevel configurations affect academic achievement," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 46(2), pages 469-496, May.
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