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Ontario's Best Public Schools: 2009-2011

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  • David Johnson

    (Wilfrid Laurier University)

  • Robbie Brydon

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

Abstract

This 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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  • David Johnson & Robbie Brydon, 2012. "Ontario's Best Public Schools: 2009-2011," e-briefs 134, C.D. Howe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:134
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    1. 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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    Keywords

    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

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