June 28, 2012
Media Release - Scores for every High School in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Second Annual Western High School Report Card (2012)
Halifax / Winnipeg: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP) have released the second annual Report Card on Western Canadian High Schools (Manitoba and Saskatchewan edition). The report card ranks high schools from Manitoba and Saskatchewan based on the model that AIMS has used in Atlantic Canada for almost a decade.
The ongoing failure to release detailed information about school level performance in Manitoba stands in stark contrast to global best practices in education. “In 2006 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) did a global analysis of what accounts for the differences in school level performance around the globe,” explains Charles Cirtwill, President of AIMS. “They found that of all the items they considered, two most important factors in making schools better were public reporting of school level performance and school level control of budget decisions. Manitoba fails on both counts.”
The Report card can be found online at www.fcpp.org and www.aims.ca. It looks at school performance in the 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09 school years. As a result of the province’s continuing refusal to make more comprehensive data available, Manitoba’s Report Card includes only the moving on rates for grades 10, 11 and 12, and attendance rates for a minority of schools.
View Manitoba report data HERE.
View Saskatchewan Ranked data HERE.
View Saskatchewan Unranked data HERE.
Dr. Rodney Clifton, Senior Fellow,
Phone 204-474-8100 (H-204-261-8895)
For questions about the AIMS model and what it measures, please contact:
Dr. Rick Audas, Lead Author
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy
is an independent public policy think tank whose mission is "to broaden the debate on our future through public policy research and education and to explore positive changes within our public institutions that support economic growth and opportunity."