“If It Matters… Measure It” – The Fraser Institute, Socioeconomics and School Performance

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dc.contributor.authorIsacsson, Katrina
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-15T20:54:17Z
dc.date.available2013-04-15T20:54:17Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24017
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2926
dc.description.abstractIsn’t the report card just a way to distinguish the “have” schools from the “have not” schools? This is the ninth in a series of frequently asked questions that can be found on the school performance section of the Fraser Institute’s website. Importantly, the report cards in question are both produced and published by the Fraser Institute, an independent public policy research group that ranks Canadian elementary schools on a set of indicators gleaned from the results of provincial standardized testing. While the Fraser Institute answers this question with a simple No, the thesis research presented here uses a mixed methods approach to examine the accuracy of this simplistic answer. Using socioeconomic data and regression analysis, this research endeavors to uncover if standardized test results can indeed stand independently of class and other demographic factors to produce a valid point of school comparison. This research also provides an in depth exploration of the Fraser Institute’s annual elementary school report card from the perspective of current elementary teachers in Ontario. Lastly, this research presents findings regarding the ways that parents of elementary school children use and understand the Fraser Institute’s school ratings.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectAssessment
dc.subjectSchool Ratings
dc.subjectStandardized Testing
dc.subjectEvaluation
dc.subjectSchool Comparison
dc.title“If It Matters… Measure It” – The Fraser Institute, Socioeconomics and School Performance
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorMcLean, Lorna
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA[Ed]
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineÉducation / Education
thesis.degree.nameMA[Ed]
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineÉducation / Education
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