The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

June 12, 2009 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute's Report Card on Alberta High School Performance to Be Released Sunday, June 14

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - The Fraser Institute will release its Report Card on Alberta's High Schools 2009 on Sunday, June 14 at 7 a.m. (Mountain).

This annual report is the only publication of its kind to analyze relevant, publicly available data to rate and rank 283 public, private, separate, and charter high schools from across Alberta based on eight key indicators derived from Grade-12 province-wide exam results and grade-to-grade transition data provided by Alberta Education.

The Report Card also provides background information on the individual and family characteristics of each school's students. It reports the percentage of ESL, special needs, and French immersion students at the school and the average parental income level of the students' families. These measures provide some context within which to analyze each school's results.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Sunday, June 14.

The full text of the Report Card including detailed results for all the schools will be available for download free of charge as PDFs at www.fraserinstitute.org.

Peter Cowley, Director of School Performance Studies for The Fraser Institute and co-author of the report card will be in Calgary and available to provide comment to the media on Sunday, June 14 and Monday, June 15.

There will be special coverage of the Report Card's rankings and individual school results in weekend editions of the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Sun newspapers.

NOTE: Peter Cowley will be in Calgary and available for media interviews Sunday, June 14 and Monday, June 15.

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with locations across North America and partnerships in more than 70 countries. 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 www.fraserinstitute.org.

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