Cornwall school among top 10 fastest improving in Fraser Institute rankings

TORONTO – A Cornwall school has scored among the top 10 fastest improving schools in Ontario, according to the Fraser Institute.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School on McConnell Avenue came in eighth in the top 10 and among the 180 elementary schools that showed significant improvement in academic performance over the last five years.

The public policy think tank released its report card Sunday on 3,037 elementary schools in Ontario.

It ranked them based on an analysis of Grade 3 and 6 reading, writing and math data from the province’s standardized testing from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

The schools are then given a score out of 10.

You can check your school’s ranking here.

The institute’s Peter Cowley says parents find value in tracking their child’s school and comparing it to other schools to see if its academic performance is improving or slipping.

The overall study shows that, province-wide, reading and writing is slowly improving but is close to stagnant. Math is slipping, but only fractionally.

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