"Any new tests will be designed so that neither parents nor anyone else can use the test results to compare the academic performance of students at one school with those at another. Lukaszuk has decided that any such comparisons—particularly those contained in the Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Alberta’s Elementary Schools—are “a misuse of the data"."
Here's the Fraser Institute's searchable list,
and their comment on the news:
"ALBERTA TO ELIMINATE PROVINCIAL TESTING Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta’s education minister, calls our school performance reports a misuse of provincial test results. He claims they mislead you and he wants to redesign the tests so we can no longer produce the reports. Our school performance reports are valid and used by many thousands of thoughtful parents each year. We believe that you, Alberta’s parents, should have the right to decide how to use them."
The Fraser Institute gives complete report cards for every school in BC AB QC ON and the state of Washington.
I feel ashamed to hear a report like this out of Alberta which is governed by a party that uses the name "conservative" dishonourably.