August 21, 2013 – David Johnson
A new in-depth report reveals Alberta’s best schools using student results on Provincial Achievement Tests in math, reading, science and social studies in grades 3, 6 and 9. In “Identifying Alberta’s Best Schools,” Professor David Johnson compares student outcomes on an “apples-to-apples” basis at Alberta 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.
The resulting school ratings, by percentile, are useful not only to parents, but to teachers, school board administrators and education officials who wish to identify schools whose practices deserve imitation, or where improvement is warranted.
For the report go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164.pdf
For a technical appendix go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_appendix.pdf
Public and Separate School Results by Region
(from north to south)
Northern Alberta (Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833, Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 32, Fort Vermilion School Division No. 52, Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28, Grande Prairie School District No. 2357, High Prairie School Division No. 48, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No. 37, Northland School Division No. 61, Peace River School Division No. 10, Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76), go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_northern_alberta.pdf
North Central Alberta (Aspen View Regional Division No. 19, Black Gold Regional Division No. 18, Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division No. 28, East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16, Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 41, Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14, Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77, Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734, Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 150, Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42, Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10, Northern Lights School Division No. 69, Parkland School Division No. 70, Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7, St. Albert Public School District No. 5565, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 38, St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1, Sturgeon School Division No. 24) go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_north_central_alberta.pdf
Edmonton (Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7, Edmonton School District No. 7), go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_edmonton.pdf
Central Alberta (Battle River Regional Division No. 31, Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, Clearview School Division No. 71, Red Deer Catholic Regional Division No. 39, Red Deer Public School District No. 104, Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11, Wild Rose School Division No. 66, Wolf Creek School Division No. 72), go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_central_alberta.pdf
South Central Alberta (Canadian Rockies Regional Division No. 12, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 3, Foothills School Division No. 38, Golden Hills School Division No. 75, Prairie Land Regional Division No. 25, Rocky View School Division No. 41), go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/E-Brief164_SouthCentralAlberta.pdf
Calgary (Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1, Calgary School District No. 19), go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_calgary.pdf
Southern Alberta (Grasslands Regional Division No. 6. Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4, Horizon School Division No. 67, Lethbridge School District No. 51, Livingstone Range School Division No. 68, Medicine Hat Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 20, Medicine Hat School District No. 76, Palliser Regional Division No. 26, Westwind School Division No. 74, Prairie Rose School Division No. 8), go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_164_southern_alberta.pdf