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School rankings and student demographics : an investigation into the Fraser Institute School Reports

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dc.contributor.author Clothier, Tamara
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-05T18:27:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-05T18:27:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35882
dc.description.abstract Each year the Fraser Institute produces a report card on British Columbia’s elementary Schools, which includes an individual school rating allowing the public to compare schools’ performance. These figures receive a lot of publicity from the local media; however, there validity as an indicator of school performance is debatable. The ratings often favour affluent, private schools with low English as a second language (ESL) student proportions. This research examines the impact of average parental income and ESL student proportions on the Fraser Institute’s elementary school ratings. A two-way analysis of variance was performed comparing the effect of income and ESL on school ratings. Results indicate statistically significant differences in school ratings between high and low ESL and income groups. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Explorations and Education Conference, held at The University of British Columbia, 1 April 2011 en_US
dc.subject school performance, parental income, English as a second language, public education en_US
dc.title School rankings and student demographics : an investigation into the Fraser Institute School Reports en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text conference Paper en_US
dc.description.affiliation Education, Faculty of en_US
dc.description.affiliation Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS), Dept of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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