The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 21, 2010 10:00 ET

Fraser Institute to Release New Quebec School Rankings Friday, Oct. 22

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2010) - The Fraser Institute will release the 10th edition of its Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools on Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The Fraser Institute report card is the only easily accessible, objective tool allowing parents and educators to compare the academic performance of 446 English and French, public and private secondary schools across Quebec. It is based on data derived from the 2007-2008 results of provincewide tests in French and English language studies, the physical sciences, mathematics, and the history of Quebec and Canada, administered for the Quebec Ministry of Education.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Friday, Oct. 22.

Detailed results for individual schools will be available at, the Fraser Institute's easy-to-use interactive website featuring tools for comparing the performance of schools included in the report card.

Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies and co-author of the report card, will be available for English-language media interviews on Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23. Jean-François Minardi, Fraser Institute associate director of the Economic Freedom and Development Centre, who is based in Montreal, will be available for French-language media interviews during the morning of Friday, Oct. 22.

Detailed school-by-school results of the 2010 report card will also be published in the Saturday, Oct. 23 editions of Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec and other Quebecor newspapers throughout the province.    

The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 80 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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