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NS, NB relunctant to make student performance data available: AIMS

Think tank says info would help schools improve


 

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies takes issue with New Brunswick’s anglophone school system and Nova Scotia in it’s latest report on highschool performance.The right-leaning think tank says neither province is making available public performance data that would help schools focus on the educational outcomes of students.

The AIMS 6th Annual Report Card on Atlantic Canadian High Schools shows that some provinces have embraced the release of information but others continue to fight it.

Executive Vice President Charles Cirtwill says Newfoundland and Labrador provides the widest sets of measures in the region and P.E.I. is taking steps to improve assessment and reporting of student achievement.

However, he says it’s been five years since New Brunswick’s anglophone high schools ended provincial exams and stopped collecting and reporting teacher-assigned grades.

In Nova Scotia Cirtwell says two years after the province’s Privacy Review Officer ruled that the release of student achievement data was in the public interest some school boards still haven’t complied.

-with a report from CP 


 
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