How do we know what makes a good school? Is it on the basis of many variables and a wide variety of social and academic factors? Or, it is based solely on a single measurement such as the results of the annual reading and math standardized tests administered by the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)?
Well, to read the Fraser Institute’s annual school rankings report cards or this weeks C.D. Howe “Ontario’s Best Public Schools” report, you’d have to think that EQAO scores and percentiles were all that mattered.
To view the e-brief, which was authored by Dr. David Johnson, an economist with Wilfrid Laurier University, simply scroll down the page a bit and click on ‘What’s New” to get to the PDF file.