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The Fraser Institute

May 06, 2011 13:01 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release BC and Yukon Secondary School Rankings Sunday, May 8

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - The Fraser Institute will release its annual Report Card on Secondary Schools in British Columbia and Yukon on Sunday, May 8 at 6:30 a.m. (Pacific).

The report card allows anyone to quickly and easily compare 274 public and private B.C. and Yukon secondary schools based on seven key indicators of academic performance derived from the results of provincewide testing.

The report card displays school results for the past five years, indicating whether a school has improved or declined on any of the indicators over time. The report card also contains valuable demographic information about each school, including average parental income and percentage of ESL and special needs students enrolled, adding context to the rankings.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Sunday, May 8 at 6:30 a.m. (Pacific).

Detailed results for individual schools will also be available in an interactive and searchable format at www.compareschoolrankings.org.

Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies and co-author of the report card, will be in Vancouver and available for media interviews the day of the release.

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