School Grades: Identifying Alberta's Best Schools, an Update
AbstractThis study compares student outcomes at Alberta elementary schools where students come from similar socio-economic backgrounds, thus revealing “good” schools where principals, teachers and staff are making a positive difference in student performance. The study screens out the influence of socio-economic factors on how a school’s students perform on Alberta’s Provincial Achievement Tests for grades 3, 6 and 9. This identifies those schools that perform better or worse than other schools with students of similar backgrounds.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 96.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, March 2010
Education Papers; Alberta elementary schools; Provincial Achievements Tests (PATs); socio-economic factors;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-04-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2010-04-11 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2010-04-11 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-04-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- David Johnson, 2007. "School Grades: Identifying Albert's Best Public Schools," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 104, September.
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