The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

March 19, 2010 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Report Comparing and Ranking Alberta Elementary Schools to Be Released Sunday, March 21

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) - The Fraser Institute will release its Report Card on Alberta's Elementary Schools 2010 on Sunday, March 21 at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain).

This annual report is the only easily accessible, objective tool allowing parents and educators to compare the academic performance of 642 English and French, public, charter, private, and separate elementary schools from across Alberta. The report card is based on data derived from provincewide tests of reading, writing, and math skills administered by Alberta Education, the provincial ministry of education.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Sunday, March 21.

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, www.compareschoolrankings.org. The complete report card will also be available for download as a free PDF from www.fraserinstitute.org.

Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies and co-author of the report card, will be in Calgary and available for media interviews on Sunday, March 21.

Detailed results of the 2010 report card will also be published in the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Sun.

Cowley will be in Calgary and available for in-person interviews on Sunday, March 21.

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