Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fraser Institute's School Report Cards

Students holding report cards.Image via WikipediaThe Fraser Institute released its 2011 school report cards in March, and the Ontario Elementary Schools report card contains the usual detailed metrics that every parent loves but which can be so very misleading.

However, the Fraser Institute's report card site does have a really nice tool which allows users to compare schools by a slew of indicators (e.g. Grade level reading, writing, math), export the results into a pdf or excel file, and/or generate a chart immediately on the site. We know of many young parents of toddlers or elementary aged children who, when shopping around for a new home, always use the school as a benchmark for the areas they're willing to explore...this Compare Schools tool will definitely come in handy as a bit of a road map.