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The Fraser Institute

November 08, 2014 06:15 ET

Fraser Institute School Rankings Return, Spotlight 461 Schools in Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2014) - After a four-year hiatus, the Fraser Institute's Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools is back.

The 2014 Report Card ranks 461 public, private, francophone and anglophone schools based largely on results from provincewide tests in French, English, science, mathematics and history.

"The Report Card provides parents and educators with objective information that's difficult to find anywhere else, which is why it's the go-to source for school performance in Quebec," said Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies.

As always, this year's Report Card rates Quebec schools over a five-year period, so improvement or decline in individual school results can be quickly identified.

"Parents use the Report Card to make more informed decisions when choosing a school for their children. It also provides parents with an annual update of how their child's school is performing academically," Cowley said.
Comparing school results is a necessary part of any improvement effort. At compareschoolrankings.org, parents and educators can compare the detailed results from their school with those of other schools from across Quebec.

"Clearly, chronically poor-performing schools need help. Where will it come from? This is a critical question for school board officials, academics at Quebec's education faculties, and officials at Quebec's education ministry," Cowley said.

For the complete results on all ranked schools, visit compareschoolrankings.org. Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec will also publish Report Card results.

Peter Cowley, author of the Report Card, will be in Vancouver and is available for media interviews (in English only).

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