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Use of school rating site

Postby 2kidsnme on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:33 am

I am looking to move to Victoria next year. I grew up there but would live in Esquimalt where my family now live. I have looked at a schools rating site online and found the school I would be interested in and it does not rate well compared to other schools. How accurate is this site and how do I find out which schools are considered "good schools." There is not much option to live in a different area at this time.

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Re: Use of school rating site

Postby midnightly on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:26 pm

hi, if your talking about the Fraser institute rating website you need to take all that info with a rather large grain of salt.. it does not give an accurate reading of a school as a whole and what a school has to offer.. you need to consider things the school offers (programs, educational plans..how active the staff and PAC are..) demographics (is it an area where there could be a high change over of students like military families), how many kids are taking the test (sometimes it's as little as 20 kids! and can you base a whole school off the results of a small handful?) it's worth talking to parents with kids who attend the school to get a better view of a school
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