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The Fraser Institute

March 05, 2010 10:00 ET

Fraser Institute Report Comparing and Ranking Ontario Elementary Schools to Be Released Sunday, March 7

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - The Fraser Institute will release its Report Card on Ontario's Elementary Schools 2010 on Sunday, March 7 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

This annual report is the only easily accessible, objective tool allowing parents and educators to compare the academic performance of 2,742 English and French, public, and Catholic elementary schools from across Ontario, as well as a number of private schools. The report card is based on data derived from provincewide tests of reading, writing, and mathematics skills administered by the province's Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Sunday, March 7.

Detailed results for individual schools will be available at, the Fraser Institute's new, easy-to-use interactive website featuring tools for comparing the performance of schools included in the report card. The complete report card will also be available for download as a free PDF from

Michael Thomas, Fraser Institute associate director of school performance studies and coauthor of the report card, will be in Toronto and available for media interviews on Sunday, March 7 and Monday, March 8.

Detailed school-by-school results of the 2010 report card will also be published in the Toronto Sun, the Ottawa Citizen, and Osprey-owned newspapers across the province.

NOTE: Michael Thomas will be in Toronto and available for media interviews Sunday, March 7 and Monday, March 8.

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