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School Grades: Identifying British Columbia's Best Schools

  • David Johnson

    (Wilfrid Laurier University)

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    Standardized 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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    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 258 (February)
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    Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:258
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