Ontario secondary school report card shows improvements
Ontario secondary schools are seeing improvements in grade 9 math scores and graduation rates, according to an annual report card by the Fraser Institute.
The independent report is a way for parents to see how their kids' schools are doing in standardized testing. Every time it comes out, some education experts say you just can't compare schools, it's like apples and oranges.
The report shows that two particular schools in Toronto have really improved over a five year period.
Bloor Collegiate went from 3.5 out of 10 in 2007, to a 7.4 last year, well above the provincial average of 6 out 10.
St Patrick's Catholic school has gone from a 2 to a 6.1.
One of the co-authors of the report tells Newstalk 1010 that educators should look at why those two schools have improved so much. They're both schools that serve families of modest means.
"What we learn from this is that any school can improve," says Peter Cowley.
A total of 75 schools in Ontario, out of 725, have shown significant improvement over five years.
To see how your child's school is scoring, check out the report.